Jerusalem : Yesodot. 1937. Hardcover. Item #24419
(FT) Large 8vo. 7, 252 pages. Illustrated with charts and fold-outs. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Jews - history. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Aescoly (1910-1948) was a "Hebrew writer, historian, and ethnologist. Aescoly studied in Berlin, Liège, and Paris, where for a short time he taught at the Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes. In 1925 he immigrated to Palestine, although he did scholarly research in Paris from 1925 to 1930 and from 1937 to 1939. From 1939 he directed the I. Epstein Training College for kindergarten teachers which he had founded. During World War II he served in the British Army and, as chaplain, in the Jewish Brigade. Aescoly's contributions to Jewish scholarship cover a wide field. His ethnological writings include Geza ha-Adam, Yisrael, and a number of studies on the Beta Israel. " (EJ, 2007) Hinges repaired, dent in spine, rubbed spots on front cover, good condition. (HebLit-4-17).