The only complete copy of Mendel Lefin’s Sea Voyages from 1818!
Until now, the National Library of Israel had the only known copy, missing 16 pages, and a reprint from 1859. Recently I discovered a second copy of the original edition that had been catalogued in Vienna under the wrong author’s name and with a garbled title. This complete first edition is now freely available at
Some bibliographers have thought that this book was written by Meir Letteris rather than by Mendel Lefin, but Letteris corrected this mistake in Zikkaron be-sefer (1869), p. 39 n. See also my Travels in Translation, p. 235.