Israel Solomons. Lord George Gordon's Conversion to Judaism, published by LUZAC & CO. The Jewish Historical Society of England. London 1914 - First Edition.
A rare publication dealing with Lord George Gordon who was born in 1751 in London, son of the third Duke of Gordon. In 1774 Gordon entered the English Parliament and acted as a fighter for justice in everything he possibly could, without being identified with a particular party. In 1779 he was invited to serve as president at the head of the United Protestant League. As a result of his struggles for justice, he began to mingle from time to time with influential Jews, and began to delve into the subject of the Jews and the fact that they were discriminated against according to the laws of the countries. At that time he began to publish articles in favor of the Jews in England and Holland. According to an article published in Temple Bar, Lord George converted to Judaism in 1786. The book before us recounts the story of Gordon's conversion in detail. Accompanied by seven etchings of Gordon's portrait after his conversion in Jewish costume, and of anti-Semitic illustrations published against him after his conversion, in one of which he is depicted as the "Wandering Jew" - Moses Gorden or the wandering jew. In another illustration he is seen rejoicing happily with the Jews, and more.
52 p. 26 cm. Detached cover. Pages partially detached. On the protective page a dedication to Dr. Joseph Hochman from 1915. Stains on cover. Missing spine. Moderate condition.