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A Sign and a Witness. 2,000 Years of Hebrew Books and Illuminated Manuscripts

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Editor & Curator

Leonard Singer Gold.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 1988. 223 pp., illustrations: 32 col., 87 b&w, 29.2 × 21.6 cm. English.

ISBN

0871044099

Location

New York Public Library (15 October 1988–14 January 1989)

Description

Wide-ranging study of Hebrew books and illuminated manuscripts. 12 in-depth essays, including those dealing with: the making of Hebrew manuscripts (Malachi Beit-Arié), Hebrew manuscript decoration (Evelyn Cohen), great collections (Joseph Gutmann), Hebrew printing (Mordechai Glatzer, Moshe N. Rosenfeld), and Art in 20th-century Hebrew books (Leila Avrin). Selected bibliography by Sharon Liberman Mintz. Basic entries. 185 items.

main keywords

HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, PRODUCTIONHEBREW PRINTINGPRINTED BOOKS

minor keywords

Aaron Wolf Herlingen of Gewitsch (scribe-artist)Astronomy/AstrologyCalendarsChristian HebraismDead Sea ScrollsHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, 10th–12th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, BiblesHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, YemenJoel ben Shimon (scribe-artist)Judeo-Persian manuscriptsMedicineMeshal ha-KadmoniMohel booksScrolls of Esther, illuminated

Related publication

Singer Gold, Leonard, Educator’s Guide to the exhibition, 1988. Material organized around the five central themes of the exhibition: In the Beginning (Bible & Commentaries), A Fence Around the Torah (Oral Tradition and Rabbinic Codes), Remember This Day (Prayerbooks), Tongue of the Wise (Language and Literature), The World and the Fullness Thereof (Scientific and other works).

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