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

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Lot 210


Group of nineteen monographs of Balkan Jewry by historian Abraham Galante (1873-1961), all inscribed by the Author, including: Esther Kyra (1926); Les Pacradounis ou Une Secte Arméno-Juive (1933); Histoire des Juifs de Rhodes, Chio, Cos, etc. (1935); Marrane Iraniens (1935); Don Salomon Aben Yaéche, Duc de Mételin (1936); Les Juifs de Constantinople sous Byzance (1940); Les Juifs sous la domination des Turcs Seldjoukides (1941); Histoire des Juifs d'Istanbul (Vol. I 1941; Vol. II 1942), etc. Original printed wrappers. Sm. 4to

Constantinople / Istanbul: v.p. 1913-1949

Est: $600 - $800
Abraham Galante, born in Bodrum, Turkey, was active in the Young Turks movement that deposed Sultan Abd al-Hamid II. He was a delegate to the first Turkish National Assembly after World War I and served as a member of the Parliament which met in 1943. Following the Revolution, Galante was appointed Professor of Semitic languages at the University of Istanbul in 1914. Later he served as Professor of the History of the Ancient Orient. His principal field of research was the Jewish history of the former Ottoman Empire. See EJ, Vol. VII, col. 258