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Bidding Information
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
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 267:208 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, neat script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   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
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
France:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    French
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica