3 Responses to “Hebrew Manuscript Exhibition at Columbia University”
Steven J. Weiss, M.D.:
August 1st, 2012 at 12:11 pm
Hi. Back in 1992 while researching the holdings at Columbia for my annotated bibliography of commentaries and translations of Pirke Avot, 1485-2012 (currently being edited for publication), I came across a manuscript which appears to be the prepublicaton “for the printer” version of the CHIDA’s SHEM HAGEDOLIM, the very first edition of his famous bibliography. The writing and pagination, in a small page format is exactly as it appeared in print in Livorno 1774 (see wiki: Chaim Yosef David Azulai). This little volume also contains the first edition of Chida’s commentary on Avot. I presume this manuscript will be on display at the Columbia exhibition, which I just learned of on your site. Take Care, Steve
August 1st, 2012 at 12:14 pm
I’m looking forward to the publication of your book. I’m not sure what will be displayed at the exhibition, we’ll have to wait and see.