The rumors are true, after no one was found who would buy the entire collection, the famed Valmadonna Trust Library is to be broken up and sold. It’s official! Valmadonna Trust Library sale, Part I, @Sothebys, December 22: https://t.co/nBbHTSyxng — Michelle Chesner (@hchesner) November 13, 2015 If you have the money, a complete Bomberg Talmud […]
Musings of a Jewish Bookseller has acquired what may be a Gemara volume that was used by Hayyim Nachman Bialik. Read about it here.
The New York Times has a nice article about a book doctor. There are some interesting comments about the differences between “family Bibles” and “study Bibles.” The Bibles that Ms. McKay repairs can be the well-loved regular Bibles of regular churchgoers, marked up on a near-daily basis. Or they can be more than a century […]
Great news: (hat tip) The Oxford University and Vatican libraries are to jointly digitise 1.5m pages of ancient texts and make them available free online. The libraries said the digitised collections will centre on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books and Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books.
The National Library of Israel has made the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 available online. Fantastic news.
From the National Library of Israel’s Facebook page: The National Library of Israel is pleased to announce it has purchased the distribution rights to the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 from CDI Systems, which distributed the database in recent years. The existing data is currently being converted to the Library system. Access will be […]
The Jewish Book: Past, Present, Future The Lillian Goldman Symposium Sunday, April 3, 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Center for Jewish History What makes a Jewish book? Who are the People of the Book? How have Jewish books changed with changes in technology? The “history of the book” is a lively field of historical scholarship […]
From the most recent Musaf Shabbat (Hebrew) of Makor Rishon: 1. A nice article about the plans for the National Library of Israel. Also see this article from the Jpost. 2. An article by Dr. Harel Gordon on Rabbi Moshe Feinstein. Dr. Gordon wrote his dissertation on Rav Moshe’s halakhic methodology.
A new volume of Quntres: An Online Journal for the History, Culture, and Art of the Jewish Book is available here. Here are its contents. Often Overlooked: Examples of Front-matter in Early Hebrew Books Marvin J. Heller Sibling Rivalry: Simultaneous Editions of Hebrew Books Marvin J. Heller In Search of the Editio Princeps of the […]
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