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Hebrew Printing in Bohemia and Moravia

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Editor & Curator

Olga Sixtová.

Imprint

Prague, Czech Republic, 2012. 274 pp., illustrations: 212 col., 2 b&w, 33 × 22 cm. English.

ISBN

9788020022202

Location

Jewish Museum in Prague (6 December 2012–28 February 2013)

Description

A companion book to the exhibition “ ‘You won’t need to see a rabbi.’ 500 Years of Hebrew Printing in Bohemia and Moravia”, marking the 500th-year anniversary of the first Hebrew book printed in Bohemia and Moravia. The exhibition traced the history and development of Hebrew printing in Prague, particularly 16th–18th C. Attention given to: the characteristic features of books printed in the Bohemian lands, the influence of book printing on the democratization and secularization of education, the relationship between the first printed books and manuscripts, the development of typography and decoration, the gradual expansion of genres, the co-operation between Jewish typographers and their Christian colleagues, and the works of individual printers, authors, editors and illustrators. Monograph includes 9 chronological essays, providing a closer look at these and other aspects of the topic (including the ornamentation of Prague Hebrew books) and placing them in a wider context. No itemized listing. Circa 50 books.

main keywords

CZECH REPUBLICHEBREW PRINTING, CZECH REPUBLICHEBREW PRINTING, PRAGUEHEBREW PRINTING, TYPEFACESPRINTED BOOKS

minor keywords

Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 15th–16th CYiddish printing

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, 1 col. illus., 21 × 14.8 cm.

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