Benjamin II (Benjamin, Israel Joseph). Masa’ei Yisrael.

Auction 95 | Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 11:00am
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Benjamin II (Benjamin

Benjamin II (Benjamin
Lot 377

Benjamin II (Benjamin, Israel Joseph). Masa’ei Yisrael.

<<First Hebrew Edition.>> Translated from the German by David Gordon (Editor of HaMagid and leader of the Chibat Zion Movement). <<With Large Folding Map of the Author’s Travels.>> pp. (18), 134, (2). Ex-library, stains in places, some marginal pencil markings, slight paper repair to verso of map. Modern marbled boards. 8vo. Vinograd, Lyck 8 (without noting the map).

Lyck: Hirsch Petzall 1859

Est: $800 - $1,200
Contains a wealth of information concerning Jewish settlement worldwide. In search of the Lost Ten Tribes, the author, an indefatigable traveler (who styled himself Benjamin of Tudela II in emulation of the medieval Spanish traveler Benjamin of Tudela), set out for Egypt, visited the Holy Land, and then journeyed on to Syria, Kurdistan, Persia, India and China. Returning to Europe by way of Afghanistan, he also traveled to Algeria, Morocco and Ethiopia.