Auction 72 Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Holy Land Maps & Fine Art
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Tovey, D'Blossiers. Anglia Judaica: Or the History ...

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Tovey, D'Blossiers. Anglia Judaica: Or the History and Antiquities of the Jews in England.

FIRST EDITION . Engraved plate. Wide margined copy. pp. (8), 319. Upper margin of title repaired not affecting text, otherwise a clean copy. Modern boards. 4to. Roth, Magna Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica, p. 28, no. 42.

James Fletcher, Oxford: 1738.

Anglia Judaica, by the English clergyman D'Blossiers Tovy (1692-1745), is the first comprehensive history of the Jews of England, with especially useful information concerning the protracted negotiations between Menasseh ben Israel and Oliver Cromwell over the proposed resettlement of the Jews in England - a crucial period in Anglo-Jewish history. According to Tovey, so great were the hopes the Jews pinned on Protector Cromwell, that a certain faction among them believed Cromwell was indeed the Messiah himself (see Tovey, p. 275).

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