AUCTION 28 | Tuesday, April 05th, 2005 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: The Library of the late Professor Abraham J. Karp.

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Lot 42


N. McLeod. Korea and the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. With Korean, Japanese and Israelitish Illustrations. “Dedicated to...China, Japan and Korea. The Shin Dai or Celestial race of which are supposed to represent the Royal House of Israel or Ephraim and the Ten Lost Tribes.” Endpapers somewhat discolored. Original green covers with gilt lettering, edges touch worn. Oblong 4to OCLC lists 3 copies

Yokohama and Tokyo: C. Levy and Sei Shi Bunsha 1879

Est: $3,000 - $5,000
FINE CONDITION OF A MOST UNUSUAL, CURIOUS AND SCARCE BOOK. The text relates the origin of the Korean people as stemming from the Lost Tribes of Israel. The text is followed by a wonderful series of engravings which demonstrate Korean, Japanese and “Israel” scenes meant to further the author’s points. See JE, XII pp. 249-52