Jerusalem : [Publisher Not Identified], 1929. Hardcover. Item #38018
First edition. Later boards. 8vo. 31 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. The title translates to “Rav Yosef Rivlin z”l: Memorial Book for the Thirtieth Anniversary of His Death. Â€ Rav Yosef Rivlin (1837-1896) , grandfather of Israel’s current president Reuven Rivlin, was a renowned Jerusalem rabbi, poet, and intellectual. He is descended from Hillel Rivlin, student of the Vilna Gaon. Rivlin initiated the building of the first Jewish quarters in Jerusalem outside the Old City walls, e. G. , Naá¸¥alat Shiv'ah (1869) , Me'ah She'arim (1874) , and other housing centers in the west and northwest of the city. He took an active part in founding the first Jewish agricultural settlement, Petaá¸¥ Tikvah. He is also credited with creating the first Hebrew edition of the Koran. (Wiki) . SUBJECTS: Jerusalem -- History -- 19th century. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise Good+ Condition. (ZION-14-28).