A Sign and a Witness

A Sign and a Witness : Two Thousand Years of Hebrew Books and Illuminated Manuscripts

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This illustrated book was published in connection with the New York Public Library's exhibition on the history of the Hebrew book from antiquity to modern times. The illustrations and essays depict the history and development of the printing and publishing of Hebrew texts from the Dead Sea scrolls to modern books, placing them in the context of Jewish history and culture. The contributors have examined such topics as the decoration of Hebrew books, the origins and methods of Hebrew printing and binding, the Hebrew book in Christian Europe, and the publishing and translation of modern Hebrew. The contributors to this volume include Chaim Potok, David Ruderman, Michael Grunberger, Mordecai Glatzer and Frank Moore Cross.show more

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  • Paperback | 237 pages
  • 218.44 x 287.02 x 22.86mm | 1,156.65g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 32 colour plates, b&w illustrations
  • 0195056191
  • 9780195056198

About Leonard Singer Gold

About the Editor Leonard Singer Gold is Dorot Chief Librarian of the Jewish Division and Bibliographer in Jewish Studies at The New York Public Library.show more

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