AUCTION 35 | Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 at 1:00
Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 48


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.” pp. (6), 23, (1 blank); ff. (23); p. (1). Slightly foxed. Former owner’s signature in pen on inside of front cover. Original covers with gilt lettering, slightly worn. Oblong 4to OCLC lists 3 copies

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

Est: $3,000 - $5,000
A MOST UNUSUAL AND CURIOUS BOOK. The book makes the fantastic claim that the Korean people descend from the Lost Tribes of Israel, exiled by the King of Assyria in 722 B.C.E. To buttress the author’s claim, there follows a series of engravings of Korean, Japanese and “Israelitish” scenes. See JE, Vol. XII, pp. 249-52