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RUSSELL, C. & LEWIS, H.S.

The Jew in London [Map and the accompanying book].

A Study of Racial Character and Present-Day Conditions.

Stock Code
99259
New York, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1901
£6,500

First American edition (the first British edition was published in London in 1900).

The infamous Arkell map of the Jewish population in the East End of London with the accompanying book by Charles Russell and Harry Samuel Lewis. George Edward Arkell (1857-1926) was the cartographer responsible for the production of Charles Booth's famous poverty maps of London, which were used as the basis for the map offered here, originally produced in 1899. This map may be held up as an example of misleading statistical cartography there is little doubt that the mapmaker made an effort to emphasise the 'problem' of recent Jewish immigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe.

Fleeing the resurgence of pogroms in eastern Europe and the Tsarist persecution in Russia, many Jews had arrived in London in the second half of the 19th century. At that time Britain had no restrictions on immigration and estimates suggest that by 1900 the

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Description

First American edition; large chromolithographic map titled 'Jewish East London', hardbacked; book: 8vo (190 x 125mcm); publisher's blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine, edges slightly rubbed, some marginal chips, light worming and browning to page edges, not affecting text; half-title, title, vii-xlv, [3], A, 2-238pp

Bibliography

Barber (London: A History in Maps, 2012), p.236; Bryars & Harper (A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps, 2014), pp.22-25.

Stock ID:99259

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