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STERN, HENRY AARON: - Wanderings Among the Falashas in Abyssinia: Together with a Description of the Country and its Various Inhabitants. London 1862.

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. Pp. viii, 322. With one folding map (small tear) and twenty wood-engravings of which eight are tinted full page plates. Publisher's blue cloth, binding shaken, spine faded. Bookplate. Traces of old erased library stamp on front endpaper. First edition. After his conversion to Christianity in 1840 at the Palestine Chapel in London, Stern travelled widely throughout Asia Minor, working as a missionary to the Jewish communities of Jerusalem, Baghdad, Bussorah and Constantinople. At the request of the London Jew's Society he travelled to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) to conduct a tour of Jewish villages. In 1863 because of a diplomatic dispute in the country he became imprisoned for five years. Fumagalli 242.
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