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LEE, SAMUEL,
New Testament in Syriac
. The text, written in Estrangela script, is pointed according to the Eastern Syriac system of vocalisation (similar in concept to the pointing of the Hebrew Masoritic text). The text of the frontspiece reads: New Testament, i.e. the book of the Holy Gospel of Our Lord and Our God, Jesus Christ. The 5 lines of the sub-script read: It was printed in London, a city fortified by God that is the metropolis of the land of England. And through the expenses of men believing in Jesus Christ who partook/participated in the printing of holy books for themselves and also for foreigners. This book was printed for the sake of the eastern Syriac believers in Jesus Christ. And it was emended according to old Syriac manuscripts in the year 1816 of Our Lord. The reference to "for themselves and also for foreigners" indicates that the book was published through the auspices of the British and Foreign Bible Society The University Library, Cambridge catalogue lists a New Testament that was published in 1816 by R. Watts for the British and Foreign Bible Society. The earliest Syriac script is called Estrangela, and the name is derived from the Greek word strongulos meaning 'rounded'. In a contemp. panelled full calf binding rebacked at a later date with a title label.
¶ SAMUEL LEE was born May 14th, 1783. Syriac was the seventh language for Samuel Lee. He learned it through a project he did for the British and Foreign Bible Society . He was commissioned to produce a Syriac New Testament for the Malabar Syriac Archbishop and his diocese. It was published in 1816 when Lee was 33 years of age. It was the beginning a great scholarly career. He produced twenty three major publications. Three of these works were specific contributions to Syriac studies: the Syriac New Testament, the Syriac Old Testament, and Eusebius’ Theophania.
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Book number: F3122
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Catalogue: Bible Studies
Keywords: Ancient Near East Syriac Bible New Testament

 
MOSKOWICH, WOLF, (ED.)
Jews and Slavs Volumes 1 - 25
. An intern. series on relations and contacts between Jewish and Slavic cultures and religions (in English, German, French and Slavic LangS.) aim of the series is to research the problems of mutual understanding between the Jewish and Christian civilizations, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe . Contributions by scholars from over 20 countries. Contents: 1-Jews and Slavs, W.Moskovich, 1993, Volume 2-The Bible in a Thousand Years of Russian Literature, W.Moskovich et alii , 1994, Volume 3-Judaike Arkheologia (In Honour of Professor Moshe Altbauer, W.Moskovich et alii (ed.s), 1995, 302 pp. Volume 4- Judeo-Slavic Interaction in the Modern Period, W.Moskovich et alii , 1995, 290 pp. Volume 5- Jews and Ukrainians, W.Moskovich et alii, 1996, 302 pp. Volume 6- Jerusalem in Slavic Culture, W.Moskovich et alii(eds. ) 1999, 476 pp. Volume 7- Jews and Eastern Slavs.Essays on Intercultural Relations, W.Moskovich et alii mJerusalem, 2000, 342 pp. Volume 8: Oh, Jerusalem !; Pisa-Jerusalem , Universita deli Studi di Pisa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; 1999 , 300 p. Volume 9 - Festschrift Professor Jacob Allerhand , Judaeo-Slavica et Judaeo-Germanica, W.Moskovich(ed.) 2001, 392pp.Volume 10- Semiotics of Pilgrimage, W.Moskovich and S.Schwarzband , 2003, 328 pp. Volume 11, W.Moskovich and I.Fijalkowska-Janiak (eds 2004, 363pp. Abstracts, Articles in English, Russian and Polish on Jewish-Christian relations, history of Jews in Slavic lands and the Jewish theme in Russian literature. volume 12- Jews and Anti-Semitism in the Balkans. 344pp. Abstracts, A team of European expertson the problems of anti-semitism in Balkan countries. volume 13 -Anti-Semitism and Philo-Semitism in the Slavic World and Western Europe. V.Paperni and W.Moskovich (eds2004, 272pp. Abstracts, Articles in English and Russian of scholars from a number of countries on the attitudes to Jews in various regions of Europe. Volume 14 -Judaeo-Slavica et Russica?, Festschrift Professor Ilya Serman, 2004, 344pp. Abstracts, Articles in Russian of scholars from many countries on the history of Russian literature dedicated to Professor Ilya Serman, an international authority in this field. Volume 15- Judaeo-Bulgarica, Judaeo-Russica et W.Moskovich and S.Nikolova , Jerusalem-Sofia, 2005, Center for Slavic Languages and Literatures of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Cyrillo-Methodian Center of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 332pp. Abstracts, Articles in English, French and Russian on Jewish-Bulgarian and Jewish-Russian cultural contacts through history. Volume 16 - Khazars, V.Petrukhin et alii , 2005, 568 pp, Volume 17 -The Russian word in the land of Israel , the Jewish word in Russia.; 368 pp. 2006. Volume 18 - Messianic Ideas in Jewish and Slavic Cultures, W.Moskovich and S.Nikolova, eds, 2006, 306 pp. Index, Abstracts, ; Articles in Russian and English of an international group of authors on messianic ideas in Jewish and Slavic cultures since the XI-th Century. Volume 19 - Jews, Ukrainians and Russians. Essays on intercultural relations.2008, Edited by Wolf Moskovich and Leonid Finberg. 424pp. Volume 20 - The Holy Land and the manuscript legacy of Slavs. Ed. by Wolf Moskovich, Svetlana Nikolova and Moshe Taube. 2008, 380pp. Index, Volume 21: Jews, Poles and Russians. Jewish-Polish and Jewish-Russian contacts. 2008, 450pp.Volume 22, Yiddish - a Jewish National Language at 100. Proceedings of Czernowitz Yiddish language 2008 international centenary conference. 2010, 352pp. Volume 23: Galicia, Bukovina and other borderlands in Eastern and Central Europe. Essays on Interethnic contacts and multiculturalism. 24: The Knaanites: Jews in the Medieval Slavic World, 25: The Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter:Cultural Dimension. 23 articles,all in English,324 pp, 2016. Forwarding via DHL. ASK FOR QUOTE FIRST. PAYMENT ONLY BY BANK TRANSFER.
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Catalogue: Judaica
Keywords: Slavic Judaica Jewish

 
ROBERTS, DAVID
The Holy Land and Egypt and Nubia. 2 Volumes
. Edition of 1,000, hand-numbered on a special limitation page in both volumes. 2 magnificent volumes measuring 20" x 13 ¾" published by the Folio Society. Bound in full canvas cloth printed silkscreen in black and gold. Designs by Neil Gower derived from Roberts’s originals. Gilded top edges, ribbon marker. All 247 Lithographs In The First Ever Large-scale Reproduction. ‘One of the richest folios that ever left the East’ David Roberts was an artist with ambition. Born in relative poverty outside Edinburgh, he spent years developing his skills as an apprentice and a jobbing artisan, graduating to a career painting backdrops for the theatre, first in Edinburgh and then in London’s Covent Garden and Drury Lane. By 1837, he had achieved renown for his landscape paintings of the Rhine and Spain. Unlike most artists, who relied on sketches brought back by other travellers, Roberts had visited these countries himself. His adventurous approach and his technical brilliance would serve him well on the journey of a lifetime – an artistic pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land, the first ever undertaken by a British artist. Roberts set off in August 1838, travelling from London to Marseilles and on to Alexandria. From there he began his journey up the Nile with a crew of six men. He was awestruck by the landscape - 'I cannot express my feelings on seeing these vast monuments' - and sketched the sights that caught his eye, whether a group of crocodiles or architectural wonders such as the Temples of Dendera and Karnak, and the pyramids of Gizeh, which reminded him of the 'instability of all human greatness'. In Cairo, he determined to record modern buildings as well as ancient, and made sketches of minarets, alleys and market places. His observations remain among the few records we have of the early 19th-century city. Thanks to the intervention of the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, Roberts became one of the first Westerners ever to set foot in a mosque and sketch the interior, making sure to discard his hog's-hair brushes before entering. Ultimately continuing as far south as Abu Simbel, Roberts produced over 100 sketches on his journey through Egypt: 'We shall see what impression they make in England.'Roberts next set his sights on Palestine. He travelled across the Sinai desert along the route thought to have been taken by the Israelites when they left Egypt for the Promised Land. He and his team rode camels, wore Turkish costume and carried pistols, rifles and sabres, as much as a disguise as for protection. They slept in tents under the stars and took shelter in the Monastery of St Catherine, where Roberts produced some of his most famous vistas of the Holy Land. Jerusalem was closed to visitors because of plague, but Roberts's luck held and he was able to enter during Holy Week, along with a throng of pilgrims from all over the world: Syrians, Armenians, Copts and Greek Orthodox, 'a vast congregation gathered by one powerful impulse to do homage to the most awe-filled place of recollection on the globe'. For Roberts, it was a memorable culmination to an extraordinary voyage. As well as having visited biblical sites from the Mount of Olives to Jericho, he had assembled, as he put it, 'one of the richest folios that ever left the East'. David Roberts was the first British painter to make an artistic expedition to Egypt and the Holy Land. The result of his travels was a picturesque vision of the Near East that has been hugely influential ever since. Nearly 200 years later, his work is held in institutions such as the Library of Congress in Washington and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. This new Folio Society limited edition reproduces all 247 of his lithographs for the first time on this scale. On his return to London, Roberts sought a publisher for his work, eventually signing a contract with Francis G. Moon for £3,000 - an enormous sum, the equivalent of over £200,000 today. Critics and the public lined up to praise Roberts's works when they were first exhibited. The press lauded the aesthetic quality of his art, its historical and topographical accuracy, and the grandeur of its subject matter. Publication of the first edition was a slow and enormously expensive process. It was printed in sections, each one containing six hand-coloured lithographs created from the original drawings. But Moon's investment paid off. There was no shortage of subscribers, with Queen Victoria (to whom the Holy Land series is dedicated) and Charles Dickens among those reserving a set. Roberts's pictures had caught the imagination of the British public and set a trend for Orientalism in art that would continue to shape the way in which the West perceived the East. Because of its scale, and the scarcity of complete first editions, Roberts's work has rarely been reproduced in its entirety and never before on this scale. In this Folio Society limited edition, all 247 lithographs have been reproduced from one of the few complete hand-coloured copies, held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester.
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Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Egypt Folio Society

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