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The Vale of Cedars, or the Martyr: A Story of Spain in the Fifteenth Century

Aguilar, Grace, and Jerrold, Walter (Introduction by)

Published by J M Dent / The Jewish Family Publication Society of America., 1902
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428 p. Tan cloth over boards, illustrated in green and brown: Woman and old man walking near cedar tree. Gilt top block; Uneven right and lower blocks. RARE early edition, looking and feeling good in the hand. Jewish-based stories by Grace Aguilar, b. 1816, Hackney-d.1847 Frankfurt, a descendent of Spanish Jews who had fled to England, was "the first woman who had stood forth as the public advocate of the faith of Israel", from a testimonial offered a few months before her death. She was an essayist, novelist, and short story writer. Contents: The Vale of Cedar; The Perez Family; Amete and Yafeh; The Fugitive; The Edict; The Escape; Helon; The Spirit's Entreaty; The Spirit of the Night; The Triumph of Love. Color frontispiece with color on title page also; 11 B&W illustrations, full pages, by T.H. Robinson, a collectible early 20th century artist. Colston & Coy Ltd Printers, Edinburgh. Very good. No dust jacket. Top spine has 3 qtr-inch spine tears. Otherwise, very nice. Minor age-toning, light foxing to end papers. First edition. Presumed 1st or early reprint, this Dent edition. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.J0010006059

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Title: The Vale of Cedars, or the Martyr: A Story ...

Publisher: J M Dent / The Jewish Family Publication Society of America.

Publication Date: 1902

Binding: Hard cover

Illustrator: Robinson, T. H. (Illustrated by).

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