Addison, Lancelot. The Present State of the Jews (More Particularly Relating to those in Barbary). Wherein is Contained an Exact Account of their Customs, Secular and Religious

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Lot 275
(ANGLO JUDAICA)

Addison, Lancelot. The Present State of the Jews (More Particularly Relating to those in Barbary). Wherein is Contained an Exact Account of their Customs, Secular and Religious

FIRST EDITION. Engraved frontispiece of Red Indian in native dress Dense marginal notations in places. Modern tan calf. 8vo Wing A-526; Roth B18, 22

London: for William Crooke 1675

Est: $500 - $700
Despite the Re-admission of the Jews to England in 1656, there was a total lack of pictorial material of them. The present frontispiece was clearly borrowed from another work concerning an entirely different subjects. (See Rubens 1893)