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pp. x, 227. Footnotes. Index. List of Works Cited. Personalia. Black and white reproductions of historic documents. Frontispiece illustration of Isaac Aboab Da Fonseca (1605-93), the first rabbi in the New World. “Historiography has quite neglected the romantic and fascinating history of the underground and free-professing Jews in colonial Brazil, who formed the earliest Jewish community in America and became the “Jewish Pilgrim Fathers” of New York, as well as of Jamaica, Barbados, and other Jewish communities in the Caribbean area. The present work is an effort to fill this gap.” – Preface. Wiznitzer was president of the Brazilian Jewish Institute of Historical Research and a frequent contributor to learned journals. Moderate wear to publisher’s navy blue cloth brightly lettered in gilt upon backstrip. Binding intact. Prior owner’s bookplate and small bookseller tag inside front board. Prior owner appears to have clipped author’s photo/bio from dust jacket (not included) and mounted it upon recto of front free endpaper. Prior owner’s blind stamp, name and date upon title page. Pencil underlining and marginal lines erased from about 45 pages. Foxing in vicinity of endpapers and, lightly, to edges. A sound copy of this important work. Seller Inventory # 735h5502
Title: Jews in Colonial Brazil
Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York
Publication Date: 1960
Edition: First Edition
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