8vo. xiii, 108. Original blue cloth with gold stamp and lettering on front board and spine. B/w drawing and photograph of Recife, Brazil in 1647 and 1954 on endpapers and fly leaves. History of the Brazilian Jewish community in the 17th century. This small community would prove foundational for Jewish life in the Americas. Fleeing from Brazil after the Portuguese reconquest in 1654, a group of these refugees found their way to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam (later to become New York). Contains material from the minute books of Congregations Zur Israel of Recife and Magen Abraham of Maurica, Brazil. Also lists the names of Brazil's Jews. Foreword provided by Salo W. Baron. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page. Stamp from previous owner. Corners are slightly bumped. Tail of spine is bumped. Front board lightly scuffed. Overall in very good condition. Inscription: "With the compliments of Arnold Wiznitzer"Owner's stamp: "From the Library of Nathan Zuckerman". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Records of the Earliest Jewish Community...
Publisher: American Jewish Historical Society
Publication Date: 1954
Book Condition: vg
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