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LINDO, E. H. (Elias Hayyim)

A Jewish calendar for sixty-four years, detailing the new moons, festivals, and fasts,

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with the sections of the law as read in the synagogues every Sabbath during the year : also the days on which the hour for commencing Sabbath is altered, together with the corresponding Christian dates : to which are added tables for continuing the calendar to A.M 6000-2400 C.Æ, and a chronological table, forming a summary of Jewish history from the Flood to the present time, with various other useful tables. London : Printed by L. Thompson, 19, Great St. Helen’s. To be had of the author, 5, Haydon Square; and D. N. Carvalho, bookseller, 147, Fleet Street, 1838. Octavo (230 x 150 mm), original blind-blocked purple cloth over boards (faded and with some light staining, backstop expertly relaid); original yellow endpapers; pp. vi, [2 Sanctions], [i]-iv, [5]-139, [1 Contents]; a very good copy.

As well as the calendar itself, this work contains an introductory essay on various calendars, astronomy, and the Hebrew calendar, and an appendix chronology of Jewish history. Its compiler, Elias Hayyim Lindo (1783-1865), was born into what was originally a Spanish and Portuguese Sephardic congregation on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. He was the president of the St. Thomas congregation and also a successful merchant. Lindo settled in England around 1832, where he published his calendar, as well as a translation of the Conciliador of Manasseh ben Israel (1842), and a history of the Jews of Spain and Portugal (1849), for which he conducted extensive research in those countries. In addition to these published works, he also completed a number of translations from Hebrew literature, but in manuscript only. Lindo served several times as warden of the Portuguese congregation of London.