Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History, James Picciotto, London 1875 (47249)

First Edition

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Lot Number: 47249
Title (English): Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History
Note: First Edition
Author: James Picciotto
City: London
Publisher: Trubner & Co.
Publication Date: 1875
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

First edition, xi, 420 pp. index, octavo, 223:140mm., usual light age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.


Detail Description

The first important history of the Jews in England.

James Picciotto (1830–1897), was a historian of English Jewry and also a hymnologist. He was for many years secretary to the Morocco Relief Fund. From 1872 onward he published in the Jewish Chronicle a series of discursive historical essays based to some extent on original sources. These were republished in volume form in 1875 under the title Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History – the earliest popular work on Anglo-Jewish history. He was among the founders of the Jewish Historical Society of England.