AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 251


The Question Whether a Jew born within the British Dominions, was, before the making the late Act of Parliament, a Person capable, by Law, to purchase and hold Lands to him, and his Heirs, Fairly Stated and Considered. * With: Appendix Containing Copies of Public Records Relating to the Jews pp. 48, (2), 27. Touch foxed, ex-library. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, rebacked, rubbed. 4to

London: for J. Roberts 1753

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
The Act in question was the Jewish Naturalization Bill of 1753, giving foreign-born Jews facilities for acquiring the privileges enjoyed by their native-born children. Webb was the principle Attorney to the Bevis Marks Community. See R.D. Barnett, Anglo-Jewry in the Eighteenth Century, in: V.D. Lipman, Three Centuries of Anglo-Jewish History (1961) pp.48-9; Hyamson pp. 127-28