Sketches of Jewish Life and History, by Alfred Edersheim, issued by Religious Tract Society - London 1876 - First Edition.
A detailed view of everyday life and customs among Jewish communities in the first century AD. "In this book I sought to take the reader into ordinary civil society, and cause him to mingle with the men and women of that period, to see them at home and with their families, to learn their habits and ways, and to be with them in their everyday lives...". A significant part of the book deals with the commercial lives of Jews and trade routes in the Land of Israel during the Second Temple period. Due to its success over the years, the book has been released in countless editions, before us as stated is the first edition.
VII, , 342,  pages. Gilt leaf cutting. Original cover with gilt lettering on spine. Good condition.