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The Image of the Word. Jewish Tradition in Manuscripts and Printed Books. Catalogue of an Exhibition held at the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam (14 September–25 November 1990)

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Editors

Edward van Voolen, Saskia R. de Melker, Emile G.L. Schrijver.

Curators

Edward van Voolen, Saskia R. de Melker.

Collection

Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana.

Imprint

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1990. 80 pp., illustrations: 24 col., 46 b&w, 29.7 × 21 cm. English.

ISBN

9068312731

Location

Joods Historisch Museum (14 September–25 November 1990)

Description

Selection of extremely fine books and manuscripts, primarily from the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana. Foreword by Judith C.E. Belinfante and Norbert P. van den Berg. Four catalog essays: “A First Reader” (Edward van Voolen), “Hebrew Manuscripts through the Ages” (Emile Schrijver), “The Spread of Hebrew Printing” (Adrian Offenberg) and “Hebraica in Dutch Public Libraries” (Saskia de Melker). Material exhibited according to content: Bible and Commentaries, Rabbinics, Religious Life, Sciences and Humanities, and Belles-lettres. Detailed descriptive entries. 113 items.

main keywords

HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSHEBREW PRINTINGPRINTED BOOKS

minor keywords

AmuletsAstronomy/AstrologyHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, BiblesHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, MoroccoHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Portugal, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CKetubbotMicrographyPurim parodiesPrayerbooks/MahzorsScrolls of Esther, illuminatedZodiac signs

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, with overview of the show’s themes, leaflet, 4 pp., 1 col. & 1 b&w illus., 21 × 15 cm. English and Dutch.

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