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Lot #    16563
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 12:16:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by Baron Jide Rothschild
Author    [Ms.]
City    Paris
Publication Date    1833
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 267:208 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, neat script, signed and dated.
   Letter concerning the acquisition of horses by a member of the distinguished family of financiers and philanthropists, patrons of the arts and sciences who greatly contributed to Jewish causes, particularly to the settlement of Erez Israel. Over the years their name became a byword for opulence and munificence, serving both as a positive symbol of Jewish wealth, influence and philanthropy, among the Jewish masses, particularly in Eastern Europe and as a negative, sinister symbol in anti-Semitic literature and propaganda, which used it as tangible "proof" for the existence of an international plutocracy.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
France:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    French
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica