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Auction 73: June 22nd, 2017

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Lot: 160 (ISRAEL, LAND OF). A Brief Guide to al-Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem. First edition. Photographic illustrations of the Temple Mount. Upper corner of rear cover with portions of Supreme Muslim Council stamp and here torn off, as all copies, for purposes of the Council’s internal accounting. pp. 16. Original printed wrappers, upper corner of rear cover removed. 4to.

Moslem Orphanage Press for Supreme Moslem Council, Jerusalem: 1924. Est: $300 - $500

-The Supreme Muslim Council (headed by Haj Amin al-Husseini) here officially denotes the historic Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.
     This guide to the structures that comprise the al-Haram al-Sharif is written from a Moslem perspective overwhelmingly, nonetheless it declares (p.4): “The site is one of the oldest in the world. Its sanctity dates from the earliest times. Its identity with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute.”
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