A history of the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews, founded 15 February 1809. "In course of time, however, it became commonly spoken of as the London Jews' Society, or the L.J.S., a far less accurate description. The title 'Church Mission to the Jews' was gradually adopted in the twentiethh century and today the Society is familiarly known as the C.M.J." -- p. 13.
"In presenting this short history, published in the Society's Third Jubilee Year. It is my obvious duty to pay tribute to those who have gone before me. The Rev. W.T. Gidney wrote the History of the first one hundred years of the Society's life and his work will remain the standard book of reference for that period for all time. .... The history was continued until the year 1952 by the Rev. J.H. Adeney, and considerations of cost alone have prevented its publication hitherto". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction -- Dedication -- Early Beginnings -- "Giants in Those Days" -- Joseph Wolff: A Soul on Fire -- Alexander and the Jerusalem Bishopric -- Forward to the Jubilee -- The Epic of Ethiopia -- The Romance of Persia -- The Holy Land Revisited -- Progress in Other Fields -- The Last Period.
Colophon: Printed in England for the Olive Press by Home Words, Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., London.