Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $500
Estimate $800 - $1,000
Sold for $744
Including buyer's premium

Five gorgeous leather-bound volumes, with detailed reports of the organization for London's Jewish poor's expenses during those years: "Board of Guardians for the Relief of the Jewish Poor, Annual Report."

At the beginning of the second half of the nineteenth century, many churches and missionaries turned their attention to London's poor, with the goal of converting them. The growing emigration from Eastern Europe to Britain, where the new Jews were destitute, also contributed to this. In order to combat the missionaries, the Board of Guardians was established in the East End of London in 1858, whose goal was to improve the welfare of London's impoverished Jews.

Before us are five volumes containing all the reports the organization issued every six months at the beginning, and subsequently every year. They were bound together for the organization's 1908 anniversary celebrations, and divided by decades.

Very fine condition. Gorgeous leather bindings, complete with gilt-lettered captions on the spines. Slightly worn. Gilt page cuts. 20 cm.

Category
Important Historic Documents