AUCTION 43 | Thursday, April 02nd, 2009 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 71


Title in English, text in "Hebrew Jargon" [Yiddish]. Pastoral illustrations of life on the Prairie of N.W. Canada pp. 25. Original pictorial wrappers, back cover torn. 4to

Amsterdam: Ellerman, Harms circa 1884

Est: $600 - $900
An economic, social and political guide to encourage immigrants to settle this mid-continental province of Canada. In 1881, the Manitoba census showed just 33 families in the province. That very year, the assassination of Czar Alexander II and the subsequent persecutions of the Jews in Russia, produced an influx of Jewish immigrants to Manitoba and throughout Canada. See A.A. Chiel, Russian Jewish-Immigration, in: Jews in Manitoba, a Social History (1961), pp. 25-42. This prospectus not noted by Chiel