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The People and the Book. The Background of Three Hundred Years of Jewish Life in America.

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Author

Joshua Bloch.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 1954. 134 pp., illustrations: 26 b&w, 18 × 26 cm. English.

Location

L.C. Card No. 54–13246

Description

New York Public Library (October–December 1954)

Description

An exhibition illustrating the diverse European origins of American Jewry, mounted in celebration of 300 years of Jewish Life in America. Annotated list of illuminated manuscripts, rare books, authentic documents and related materials, largely from the New York Public Library and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Preface by Louis Rabinowitz. Introduction by Joshua Bloch. Full descriptions. 111 items.

main keywords

EASTERN EUROPEHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSHISTORICAL DOCUMENTSPRINTED BOOKSSCRIBE-ARTISTSUNITED STATES

minor keywords

Abraham ben Mordechai Farissol (scribe-artist)Haggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, NetherlandsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CJoel ben Shimon (scribe-artist)MaimonidesMeir ben Israel Jaffe of Heidelberg (scribe-artist)Menasseh ben IsraelMeshullam, Ella (scribe-artist)Raphael Montalto ben Elijah Montalto (scribe-artist)Scrolls of Esther, engraved bordersScrolls of Esther, illuminated

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