Les Juifs d'Espagne 945 - 1205, by H. Graetz. Translated from German by Georges Stenne. Michel Lévy, Paris, 1872.
Signed in pencil on the end paper by J.R.R. Tolkien, with an additional note "purchased at now forgotten date, prob. in 1920s".
Bound in contemporary calf. Ornately gilt spines, marbled boards.
Text block and top edge matching the marbeld end papers and boards.
Very nice looking and rare book, difficult to find in any state.
The text has sporadic foxing and some stains around the edges.
A lot of pencil notes in the sides of the texts (in English).
Sideboard has been faded at the upper parts, clearly standing next to other books protecting most of the book from the sunlight.
Heinrich Graetz was amongst the first historians to write a comprehensive history of the Jewish people from a Jewish perspective. His magnum opus History of the Jews
was quickly translated into other languages and ignited worldwide interest in Jewish history. Maurice Hess, an admirer of Graetz, published the third volume under the title Sinai et Golgotha
(Paris, 1867), and the sixth volume was translated by Georges Stenne under the title Les Juifs d'Espagne
(ib. 1872), both released by Michel Lévy.
Extremely interesting historical book about the history of the Jews, previously owned and signed by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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