Judaica book "The Jewish Community Of Frankfurt" Genealogical 1349-1849 gbooks1

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  • Sold Date: Jul 29, 2012
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Judaica book "The Jewish Community Of Frankfurt" Genealogical study 1349 - 1849

General Information : "The Jewish Community Of Frankfurt" - A genealogical study, 1349-1849, by Alexander Dietz, Vanderher publications, 1988. Translated into English by Frances Martin.Large 4to, 12 X 8.5 X 2.5. Superb condition (Almost as new). Hardcover with dust-Jacket; 1988, Vanderher Publications; #56 of a limited edition of 91 copies ; Includes separate Prospectus inside front cover; Comes with the original brown cloth-covered Dust-Jacket Condition : Dust-Jacket is clean with minor stains and wear; Boards are almost as new; Gilding to top textblock edge is perfect with no blemishes; Text pages clean & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; Black and white dust jacket with title in black & red lettering over dark brown cloth-covered boards; Gilding to top text-block edge, and two red, sewn-in bookmarks; 655 pages; "The Jewish Community of Frankfurt: A Genealogical Study 1349-1849," by Alexander Dietz.

Content : 500 years of genealogy of the Jewish families of Frankfurt, Germany, contained in one beautifully crafted volume. Begins with a history of the Jewish community in Frankfurt, population growth data, commentary on Jewish names and an explanation of the different tribes before going into the 600 pages of genealogy,

Preface: "I HAVE A GREAT PLEASURE in presenting the first English version of Alexander Dietz’s remarkable study: Stammbuch der Frankfurter Juden that was first published in Frankfurt in 1907. The English version is a little more than a mere translation. It has a new introduction by Professor Robert Liberies which provides a short history of the Jewish community of Frankfurt and a much needed index together with line pedigrees of the bigger Frankfurt families by Isobel Mordy, who is a Jewish genealogist and who has acted as general editor of this book.

Besides this the book contains six colour and numerous black and white illustrations and has been designed by Kevin Reilly to provide an aesthetically appealing volume which contemporary representatives of the 625 families, whose genealogy it traces, will be able to cherish and, we hope, pass on to their children with pride and pleasure.

If this volume has actually seen the light of day, it is only because of the commitment and skill of the following people to whom I would like to tender all my thanks: Frances Martin for her able translation of the original text, Dr Andernacht of the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt who explained to her the more subtle meanings of the old German words used; Professor Robert Liberies for his enlightening introduction, Isobel Mordy for undertaking the massive task of editing the book and preparing the index and line pedigrees and Ruth Lumley-Smith for proof-reading the text.

Particular thanks are due to Maria Parsons for coordinating the whole project. The idea was hers and it has been very much her project from the start. Thanks are also due to Bertold Edenfeld and to Frank Julius Adler for their many comments and suggestions."

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The book is very heavy (3.6kg), therefore, shipping price will be as follows:
To Europe - 47.00 us$
To USA - 59.00 us$
To Australia & New Zealand - 68.00 us$
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