LE TRESOR LITTERAIRE DE LA FRANCE - LES PROSATEURS. RECUEIL EN PROSE ET EN VERS DE MORCEAUX EMPRUNTES AUX ECRIVAINS LES PLUS RENOMMES ET AUX PERSONNAGES LES PLUS REMARQUABLES DE NOTRE PAYS DEPUIS LE XIII EME SIECLE JUSQU'A NOS JOURS - French Literary Treasure - canon excerpts from the best French writers from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century - accompanied by many engravings - LIBRAIRIE DE L. HACHETTE ET. Paris, 1879 - A rare copy from a library of Central Consistory of the Jews of France - with a monogram imprinted in gold on the cover.
The Central Consistory of the Jews of France (French: Le Consistoire central israélite de France) is an institution established in 1808 by Napoleon I for the management of the Jewish religion in France. The Central Consistory appoints the Chief Rabbi of France. It unites the Jewish communities of the mainstream of French Orthodox Judaism and is considered the representative institution of the Jewish religion in this country. The consistories of the Jews were reorganized in the days of King Louis Philippe by order of May 25, 1844 and organized in their permanent form according to the orders of August 29, 1862 (from the time of Napoleon III) and from September 12, 1872 from the days of the Third French Republic.
XV + 961 p. 27 cm. Gilt leaf cutting. Magnificent copy in very good condition.