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History of the Early Printed Hebrew Book

Finances and Business Practices

Abrahams, Israel and Charles E. Sayle
“The Purchase of Hebrew Books by the English Parliment in 1647,” [with 20 contemporary book prices] Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England 8 (1918) 63-77
Katz Center – Stacks. DS135.E5 A2

Baruchson, Shifra
“Money and Culture:  Financing Sources and Methods in the Hebrew Printing Shops in Cinquecento Italy,” La Bibliofilia 92 (2000) 23-39
Van Pelt Library. Z1007 .B56

Baruchson-Arbib, Shifra
“The Prices of Printed Hebrew Books in Cinquecento Italy,” La Bibliofilia 97.2 (1995) 149-61
Van Pelt Library. Z1007 .B56

Baruchson-Arbib, Shifra
“On the trade in Hebrew books between Italy and the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century,” [Hebrew] pp. 53-77 in, ממזרח וממערב : קובץ מחקרים בתולדות היהודים במזרח ובמגרב = East and Maghreb 5.  Researches in the History of the Jews in the Orient and North Africa (Ramat Gan:  Bar-Ilan University Press, 1986) ed. Ariel Toaff
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. DS135.T8 M53
Van Pelt Library. DS135.T8 M53

Berger, Shlomo
“Selling Books in Eighteenth-Century Amsterdam: A Yiddish Sale Advertisement from circa 1760,” Zutot 5 (2008) 129-134
Van Pelt Library. DS101 .Z886

Bonfil, Robert
“A contract for printing books in 19th century Livorno,” [Hebrew] Kiryat Sefer 64 (1992/3) 1089-94
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. Z6367 .K57
Van Pelt Library. Z6367 .K57

Bregoli, Francesca
“Commerce and Jewish Culture.  The Business of Hebrew Publishing,” pp. 181-207 in, Mediterranean Enlightenment :  Livornese Jews, Tuscan culture, and eighteenth-century reform (Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 2014) ed. Francesca Bregoli
Van Pelt Library. DS135.I85 L5817 2014

Dotan-Ofir, Shalhevet
“Advertising Yiddish Books: Solomon Zalman London's Koheles Shlomo,” Zutot 6 (2009) 61-70
Katz Center – Stacks.  DS101 .Z886
Van Pelt Library. DS101 .Z886

Fuks, Lajb and Renate G. Fuks-Mansfeld
“The Financiers of Menasseh Ben Israel’s Printing House in Amsterdam, 1627-1655,” pp. 313-319 in, יד להימן קובץ מחקרים לזכר א"מ הברמן = The A. M. Habermann Memorial Volume (Lod : Mekhon Haberman le-meh?k?ere sifrut, 1983) ed. Zevi Malachi
Van Pelt Library. PJ5016 .Y33 1983

Fuks-Mansfeld, Renate G.
“The Hebrew Book Trade in Amsterdam in the Seventeenth Century,” [with some financials] pp. 155-68 in, Le Magasin de l'Univers = The Dutch Republic as the centre of the European book trade : papers presented at the International Colloquium, held at Wassenaar, 5-7 July 1990
(Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1992) ed. Christiane Berkvens-Stevelinck
Van Pelt Library. Z358 .M33 1992

Fumagalli, Pier Francesco
“Documenti sul commercio di libri ebraici nel Ducato di Milano,” La Rassegna Mensile di Israel 52,2-3 (1987) 345-356.

Heller, Marvin J.
“The Hebrew book-trade as reflected in book catalogues,” pp. 241-56 in, Studies in the making of the early Hebrew Book (Leiden; Boston:  Brill, 2008)
Katz Center - Stacks. Z228.H4 H46 2008
Van Pelt Library. Z228.H4 H46 2008

Lowry, Martin
Book prices in Renaissance Venice:  The stockbook of Bernardo Giunti [price for one Hebrew Bible]
Occasional Papers (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections) 5
(Los Angeles:  Dept. of Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, 1991)
Van Pelt Library. Z340 .L68 1991

Lowry, Martin
The World of Aldus Manutius: Business and Scholarship in Renaissance Venice
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1979
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Rare Book Collection. Z232.M3 L68 1979

Malone, Edward A
“Learned Correctors as Technical Editors:  Specialization and Collaboration in Early Modern European Printing Houses,” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 20.4 (Oct 2006) 389-424

Nuovo, Angela
The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
Van Pelt Library. Z340 .N857 2013
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Furness Shakespeare Library (Van Pelt 628). Z340 .N857 2013

Offenberg, Adri K.
“Some remarks on the date and original price of a rare Iberian Hebrew incunable,” Zutot 1 (2001) p. 114-117 (erroneous ill. corrected in vol. 2 (2002) 219)  
Van Pelt Library. DS101 .Z886

Pettas, William A.
“The Cost of Printing a Florentine Incunable,” La Bibliofilia 75 (1973) 67-85
Van Pelt Library. Z1007 .B56

Pollak, Michael
“Production Costs in Fifteenth Century Printing,” Library Quarterly 39 (1969) 318-30
Research Annex (LIBRA). Z671 .L713

Pollak, Michael
“The Daily Performance of a Printing Press in 1476:  Evidence from a Hebrew Incunable,” Gutenberg-Jahrbuch (1974) 66-76
Van Pelt Library. Z1008 .G98

Pollak, Michael
“The Performance of the Wooden Printing Press,” The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy 42.2 (1972) 218 - 264

Roberts, Julian and G.J. Toomer
“The Fetherstone Catalogue of Hebrew Books,” Bodleian Library Record 19.1 (2006) 47-76 [in the year 1650, George Walker purchased 101 Hebrew imprints from Henry Fetherstone for Sion College, London]
Research Annex (LIBRA). Z792.O94 B6

Rosenthal, Avraham
“Some remarks on «The daily performance of a printing press in 1476»,” Gutenberg- Jahrbuch 54 (1979) 39-50
Van Pelt Library. Z1008 .G98

Schwarz, Arthur Z.
“Eine Verkaufsbestätigung des Geršom Soncino,” Soncino Blätter 1 (1925/6) 14-15
Katz Center - Reference Folio. Z6367 .S69

Simonsohn, Shlomo
“A Contact for the Printing of Hebrew Books in Cremona,” [Hebrew], pp. 143-50 in, Scritti in Memoria di Umberto Nahon : saggi sull' ebraismo italiano (Jerusalem:  Sally Mayer Foundation, 1978) edd. Robert Bonfil et al.
Katz Center - Stacks. BM42.N346 B664 1978

Simpson, Julianne
“Selling the Biblia Regia: The Marketing and Distribution Methods for Christopher Plantin's Polyglot Bible,” pp. 27-55 in, Books for Sale: The Advertising and Promotion of Print since the Fifteenth Century (New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library, 2009) edd. Robin Myers, Michael Harris and Giles Mandelbrote
Van Pelt Library. Z280 .B68 2009

Van Rooden, Peter T. and Jan Wim Wesselius
“Two Early Cases of Publication by Subscription in Holland and Germany; Jacob Abendana’s Mikhlol  Yofi (1661) and David Cohen de Lara’s Keter kehunah (1667),” Quaerendo 16 (1986) 110-30
Van Pelt Library. Z1007 .Q13

Yaari, Abraham
“A Safad Bookseller of the XVIth Century,” [Hebrew] Kiryat Sefer 25 (1949) 305-310
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. Z6367 .K57
Van Pelt Library. Z6367 .K57

Yudlov, Isaac
“A Document Regarding the Sale of Incunabulum in Naples in the Fifteenth Century,” [Hebrew] Asufot 10 (1995) 71-108.
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. BM1 .A79
Van Pelt Library. BM1 .A79