Text and Studies in Jewish History and Literature [Complete in two volumes]
Price: 250.00 USD
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1931. Quarto. Original olive-brownish cloth with gold lettering on spine. Vol. I: "The studies presented in this volume were determined by the manuscript material that formed their starting points. This material, culled from diverse sources scattered in several libraries, is but a kaleidoscopic reflex in Jewish life in the Middle Ages as it found expression chiefly in the countries under the sway of Islam." Corrigenda slip tipped in. Vol. II (1935): Karaitica. xvi,728pp. xxiii,1600pp. This volume is devoted to the affairs of the Karaites in the Near East, Turkey and the Crimea, Lithuania and Poland. The considerable manuscript material incorporated in the following pages extends from the 9th to the 19th centuries. Illustrated with 31 b/w facsimiles of various Jewish documents. Minor age wear, scuffing and staining on bindings. Two by two-inch stain near tail of spine on Vol. II. Bindings in good+, interior in very good condition. Volume I of "The Abraham and Hannah Oppenheim Memorial Publications." First edition. g.