Masa’ei Yisrael.

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 41

Masa’ei Yisrael.

FIRST HEBREW EDITION. Translated from the German by the Hebrew journalist (Editor of Hamagid) David Gordon. WITH LARGE FOLDING MAP. Foxed, map worn, later boards, 8vo Vinograd, Lyck 8 (without noting the map)

Lyck: Tzvi Hirsch Petzel 1859

Est: $500 - $700
In search of the Lost Ten Tribes, this irrepresible traveler (who styled himself Benjamin of Tudela II) set out for Egypt, visiting the Holy Land, and then journeying on into Syria, Kurdistan, Persia, India and China. Returning to Europe by way of Afghanistan, he also traveled to Algeria, Morocco and Ethiopia. Contains a wealth of information concerning Jewish settlement world-wide. This copy with the map of the author’s travels, rarely found in most other copies.