Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1614–1702), “the mother of Quakerism”, was the author of feminist and missionary treatises. 'A loving salutation to the seed of Abraham among the Jewes' (Birkbeck Library 32.4) was first published in English in 1656. The second edition (Birkbeck Library 32.6) with the text in parallel English and Hebrew columns, is of particular interest.
These two editions are bound in a collection of Fox's work from the library of Maurice Birkbeck (1734–1816). The collection contains two further works by Margaret Fell relevant to Menasseh ben Israel:
- For Manasseth [sic] ben Israel. The call of the Jewes out of Babylon, which is good tidings to the meek, liberty to the captives, and for the opening of the prison doores written in 1656 (Birkbeck Library 32.6)
- A call unto the seed of Israel, that they may come out of Egypts darkness, and house of bondage... – from around 1668 (Birkbeck Library 32.20).