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ZIONISM: Esperanza de Israel: orígen de los Americanos … reimpressión á plana y renglon del libro de Menasseh Ben Israel … sobre el orígen de los Americanos publicado en Amsterdam 5410 (1650).


A book on the Hope for Israel, in a highly decorative 19th century half calf binding, is a reprint of a text by a first Hebrew Printer in Amsterdam, Menasseh ben Israel, and was in the year of first wave of modern Jewish migration to Ottoman-ruled Palestine.



Small 8°.  XXXVII, [8] title, index and a full page portrait, 126 pp., [3] notes, original printed wrappers, bound in period half-calf binding with marbled boards, spine with gilt raised bands and gilt embossed red title piece, marbled endpapers (Very Good, first pages with very light foxing, boards slightly worn).


[This is Hope of Israel: Reprint of the Book of Menasseh Ben Israel on the Origin of the Americas Published in 1650 ]


This is a late 19th century reprint of a 17th book by Menasseh ben Israel with an introduction by Santiago Perez Junquera. Menasseh ben Israel, with a real name Manoel Dias Soeiro (1604 –1657), also, Menasheh ben Yossef ben Yisrael was a Portuguese rabbi, kabbalist, writer, diplomat, printer and publisher, founder of the first Hebrew printing press (named Emeth Meerets Titsma`h) in Amsterdam in 1626.

The book was published in 1881, in the year of first wave of modern Jewish migration to Ottoman-ruled Palestine, known as the First Aliyah.

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