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History of the Early Printed Hebrew Book

Illumination, Illustration, Decoration

Bowen, Karen Lee
Christopher Plantin and Engraved Book Illustrations in Sixteenth-Century Europe
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
Van Pelt Library. Z291.3 .B79 2008

Brodsky, Harold
“The seventeenth-century Haggadah map of Abraham Bar Yaacov,” Jewish Art 19-20 (1993/4) 148-57
Katz Center – Stacks. N7415 .J68
Fine Arts Library. N7415 .J68

Deluga, Waldemar
“Jewish Printed Amulets,” Print Quarterly 20 (2OO3) 369-373
Fine Arts Library NE1 .P765
https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/41826489.pdf

Epstein, Morris
"Simon Levi Ginzburg's Illustrated Custumal (Minhagim Book) of Venice, 1593, and its Travels," pp. IV:197-218 in, Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem :  World Union of Jewish Studies, 1973)
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. BM30 .W6 1969
http://www.jstor.org/tc/verify?origin=/stable/pdf/23522735.pdf?_=1461255785294

Feuchtwanger-Sarig, Naomi
“An Illustrated Minhagim Book Printed in Amsterdam:  Simeon Levi Günzburg, Sefer
Ha-Minhagim, Published by Uri Fayvesh Halevi,” pp. 36-37 in, Treasures of Jewish Booklore: Marking the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Leeser Rosenthal 1794-1994 (Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 1994) edd. Adri K. Offenberg et al.
Katz Center - Reference Folio. Z688.J48 B43 1994
Van Pelt Library. Z6375 .B534 1994

Feuchtwanger-Sarig, Naomi
“Bernard Picart: Image, Text and Material Culture,” pp. 82-96 in, Gifts from the Heart. Ceremonial Objects from the Jewish Historical Museum (Amsterdam :  Zwolle, 2004) edd. Julie-Marthe Cohen, Jelka Kröger and Emile G.L. Schrijver
Katz Center - Stacks. NK1672 .G55 2004
Fine Arts Library. NK1672 .G55 2004
Research Annex (LIBRA). NK1672 .G55 2004

Feuchtwanger-Sarig, Naomi
“Gender in Woodcut and Engraving: Images from Jewish Venice at the Turn of the 17th Century (A Re-Examination of Sefer haMinhagim, Venice, 1593 and 1601),” pp. 101-117 in, Ein Leben für die jüdische Kunst. Gedenkband für Hannelore Künzl  (Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2003) ed. Michael Graetz
Katz Center - Stacks. N7415 .L42 2003
Fine Arts Library. N7415 .L42 2003

Frankel, David
"Illustration, allusion, and commentary.  Choosing the four sons in 1695," Images: a journal of Jewish art and visual culture 4 (2010) 18-24
Available on-line.  http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/187180010x547611

Freimann, Aaron
“Zur Geschichte der judischen Buchillustration bis 1540,” Zeitschrift für hebräische Bibliographie 21 (1916) 25-32
Katz Center - Reference Room. Z6367 .Z48
Katz Center - Stacks Z6367 .Z48
Available via HathiTrust Digital Library.  http://catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/1606086.html

Friedman, Mira
“Transplanted Illustrations in Jewish Printed Books,” [On the woodcuts used in the book "Mas’at Moshe" by Moses Alshekh] Jewish art 4 (1988) 44-55
Katz Center – Stacks. N7415 .J68
Fine Arts Library. N7415 .J68

Frojmovic, Eva
“From Naples to Constantinople: the Aesop workshop's woodcuts in the oldest illustrated printed Haggadah,” The Library ser. 6, 18, no. 2 (1996) 87-109
Van Pelt Library. Z671 .L69
http://library.oxfordjournals.org/content/s6-XVIII/2/87.full.pdf

Goldschmidt, Lazarus
The earliest illustrated Haggadah printed by Gershom Cohen at Prague discovered and described
London:  Barmerlea Book Sales ltd, 1940
Katz Center - Rare Book Room. BM675.P4 G6 1940

Habermann, Abraham Meir
“An Unknown Leaf of the Haggadah, Constantinople?, 1515?,” [Hebrew] Kiryat Sefer 38 (1963) 273-75
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. Z6367 .K57
Van Pelt Library Z6367 .K57

Habermann, Abraham Meir
“The Jewish Art of the Printed Book,” pp. 163-74 + 8 pls. in, Jewish Art: An Illustrated History, Cecil Roth rev. ed. by Bezalel Narkiss (London, Vallentine, Mitchell, 1971)
Katz Center - Reference Room. N7415 .R625 1971
Research Annex (LIBRA).  N7415 .R625 1971

Habermann, Abraham Meir
“Who Printed the Illustrated Haggadah (Constantinople? 1505?),” [Hebrew] Kiryat Sefer 47 (1971) 159-61 + 8 pls.
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. Z6367 .K57
Van Pelt Library. Z6367 .K57

Heller, Marvin J.
“Behold, You are Beautiful, My Love:  The Use of Ornamental Frames in Hebrew Incunabula,” Printing History n.s. 10.10 (2011) 39-55
Van Pelt Library. Z124.A2 P755

Heyd, Milly
“Illustrations in Early Editions of the Tsene-U'rene — Jewish Adaptations of Christian Sources,” Journal of Jewish Art 10 (1984) 64-86
Katz Center – Stacks. N7415 .J68
Fine Arts Library. N7415 .J68

Higgins, Dick
“Hebrew,” pp. 54-57 in, Pattern Poetry: Guide to an Unknown Literature (Albany:  SUNY Press, 1987)
Van Pelt Library. PN1455 .H54 1987

Glatstein, Jeremy
The Watching Night: Print, Power and Jewish Vision in Early Modern Italy
Los Angeles :  University of Southern California, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2013
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1498563463?pq-origsite=summon

Hunt, Lynn Avery, Margaret C. Jacob and Wijnand W. Mijnhardt
The Book that Changed Europe: Picart & Bernard's Religious Ceremonies of the World [especially pp. 169-93, chapter 7, “Familiarizing Judaism”]
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010
Van Pelt Library. BL80.3 .H86 2010

Kalman, Ruthie
“What is Venus Doing in the 1574-1575 Hebrew Edition of Maimonides Mishneh Torah?,” [Hebrew] Pe’amim 120 (2009) 61-91
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. DS101 .P47
Van Pelt Library. DS101 .P47

Kaplan, Paul H.D.
“Jewish Artists and Images of Black Africans in Renaissance Venice,” pp. 67-90 in, Multicultural Europe and cultural exchange in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Turnhout:  Brepols, 2005) ed. James P. Helfers
Van Pelt Library.  HM1271 .M835 2005

Kogman-Appel, Katrin
אמנות יהודית בין איסלם לנצרות : עיטור ספרי תנ״ך עבריים בספרד = Jewish art between Islam and Christianity
Tel Aviv : ha-K?ibuts ha-me?uh?ad, 2001
Katz Center - Stacks. N7415 .K65 2001
Research Annex (LIBRA). N7415 .K65 2001

Kogman-Appel, Katrin
Jewish Book Art Between Islam and Christianity: The Decoration of Hebrew Bibles in Medieval Spain
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004
Katz Center - Stacks. ND2935 .K6413 2004
Fine Arts Library. ND2935 .K6413 2004

Kogman-Appel, Katrin
“Picture Bibles and the Re-written Bible:  The Place of Moses dal Castellazzo in Early Modern Book History,” Ars Judaica - the Bar-Ilan journal of Jewish art 2 (2006) 35-52
Katz Center – Stacks. N7415 .A76
Research Annex (LIBRA). N7415 .A76

Marx, Alexander
“Illustrated Haggadahs,” Jewish Quarterly Review n.s. 13 (1922) 513-19
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. DS101 .J48
http://www.jstor.org/journals/00216682.html

Mortaro-Ottolenghi, Luisa
“Miniature ebraiche italiane,” pp. 211-227 in, Italia Judaica. Atti del  I convegno internazionale, Bari 18-22 maggio 1981 (Rome : Ministero per i beni culturali e ambientali, 1983)
Katz Center - Stacks. DS135.I8 I86 1983
Van Pelt Library. DS135.I8 I86 1983

Naményi, Ernest M.
“The Illumination of Hebrew Manuscripts after the Inventing of Printing,” pp. 149-162 + 8 pls. in, Jewish Art: An Illustrated History (London, Vallentine, Mitchell, 1971) Cecil Roth rev. ed. by Bezalel Narkiss
Katz Center - Reference Room. N7415 .R625 1971
Research Annex (LIBRA).  N7415 .R625 1971

Naményi, Ernest M.
“La miniature juive au XVIIe et au XVIIIe siècle,” Revue des études juives 116 (1957) 27-71
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. DS101 .R45

Narkiss, Mordechai
“The work of the Jewish painter and engraver Shalom Italia (1619-1655?),” [Hebrew] Tarbiz 25 (1955) 441-51 and 26 (1956) 87-101
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. DS101 .T35
Van Pelt Library. DS101 .T35

Pagis, Dan
“Carmma figuraia in pre-modern Hebrew poetry,” [Hebrew] Ha-Sifrut 25 (1977) 13-27
Katz Center - Periodicals B1. PJ500l .S54
Van Pelt Library. PJ500l .S54

Roth, Cecil
“The Border of the Naples Bible of 1491/2,” The Bodleian Library Record, 4 (1953) 295-303
Research Annex (LIBRA). Z792.O94 B6
Available via HathiTrust Digital Library. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/01536631.html
[repr. pp. 413- 21 in, Remember the days: essays on Anglo-Jewish history presented to Cecil Roth by members of the Council of the Jewish Historical Society of England (Jewish Historical Society of England, 1966) ed. John M. Shaftesley
Katz Center - Stacks. BM42.R684 S434 1966]

Roth, Cecil
“The art in the printed Hebrew book,” [Hebrew] cols. 411-48 in, האמנות היהודית = Jewish Art
(Tel-Aviv : Masadah, 1959)
Katz Center - Reference Folio. N7415 .O586 1959

Sabar, Shalom
"From Amsterdam to Bombay, Baghdad, and Casablanca: The Influence of the Amsterdam Haggadah on Haggadah Illustration among the Jews in India and the Lands of Islam," pp. 279-300 and illustrations pp. 498-517 in, The Dutch Intersection.  The Jews and the Netherlands in Modern History (Leiden :  Brill, 2008) ed. Yosef Kaplan
Katz Center - Stacks. DS135.N4 D87 2008
Van Pelt Library. DS135.N4 D87 2008

Sabar, Shalom
“Messianic aspirations and Renaissance urban ideals:  the image of Jerusalem in the Venice Haggadah, 1609,” Jewish Art 23-24 (1997/8) 295-312
Katz Center – Stacks. N7415 .J68
Fine Arts Library. N7415 .J68

Schreiber, Alexander
“New Pages from the First Printed, Illustrated Haggadah,” Studies in Bibliography and Booklore 7 (1965) 26-36
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. PN6067 .S883L
Van Pelt Library. PN6067 .S883
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=studbibliobook

Schreiber, Alexander
“Who Printed the First Illustrated Haggadah?,” [Hebrew] Kiryat Sefer 57 (1981), 185-86, correct his Taylor-Schechter Additonal Series 197.249 to read 247
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. Z6367 .K57
Van Pelt Library. Z6367 .K57

Schubert, Kurt
Bilder-Pentateuch von Moses dal Castellazzo. I.: Vollständige und originalgetreue Faksimile-Ausgabe des Bilder-Pentateuch von Moses dal Castellazzo, Venedig 1521, Codex 1164 aus dem Ju¨dischen Historischen Institut Warschau - II.: Wissenschaftlicher Kommentarband zum Bilderpentateuch, two volumes
Wien : Bernthaler & Windischgraetz, 1983-1986
Available at Columbia University or Harvard University, but does not circulate

Schubert, Ursula and Kurt Schubert
Jüdische Buchkunst, two volumes
Graz, Austria : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1983-1992
Katz Center - Reference Room. ND2935 .S38 1983

Schubert, Ursula
אמנות-הספר היהודית : מהרנסאנס עד הרוקוקו = Jewish Book Art : from the Renaissance to Rococo
Tel Aviv : ha-K?ibuts ha-me?uh?ad, 1994
Katz Center - Reference Room. Z228.H4 S39146 1994

Schwarz, Karl
“Buchkunst und Graphik,” pp. 93-100 in, Die Juden in der Kunst (Berlin :  Der Heine-Bund, 1928) ed. Karl Schwarz
Katz Center - Stacks. N7415 .S3 1928
Katz Center - Stacks. N7415 .S3 1936

Shmeruk, Chone
“The Itinerary of an Illustration since 1593,” Jewish Art 8 (1981) 54-59
Katz Center – Stacks. N7415 .J68
Fine Arts Library. N7415 .J68

Shmeruk, Chone
"The illustrations from Sefer Minhagim in Yiddish , Venice 353 / 1593 , in the reprint editions of 17th century Prague," [Hebrew]
Studies in Bibliography and Booklore 15 (1984) 52-31
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. PN6067 .S883L
Van Pelt Library. PN6067 .S883
http://www.jstor.org/stable/27943510?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Shmeruk, Chone
האיורים לספרי יידיש במאות הט"ז-הי"ז : הטקסטים, התמונות ונמעניהם  = The Illustrations in Yiddish Books of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries:  The Text, the Picture and their Audience
Jerusalem :  Akademon Press, 1986
Available at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York

Sonne, Isaiah
“The Zodiac Theme in Ancient Synagogues and in Hebrew Printed Books,” Studies in Bibliography and Booklore 1 (1953) 3-13
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. PN6067 .S883L
Van Pelt Library. PN6067 .S883
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/27943170.pdf?_=1461326838201

Tamani, Giuliano
“Dall'amanuense al tipografo,” [Italian Hebrew incunable decoration] pp. 37-61 in, I tipografi ebrei a Soncino 1483—90, Atti del convegno. Soncino, 12 dicembre 1988 (Soncino, 1989) ed. Giuliano
Tamani
Available via BorrowDirect from Princeton University or Columbia University

Voit, Petr  
"Ornamentation of Prague Hebrew Books during the first Half of the 16th Century as a Part of Bohemian Book Design," pp. 123-151 in, Hebrew Printing in Bohemia and Moravia. Academia  (Prague:  Jewish Museum in Prague, 2012)
Van Pelt Library. Z228.H4 H43713 2012
Fine Arts Library. Z228.H4 H43713 2012
http://eprints.rclis.org/18144/1/Voit_Hebrew_Books_EN.pdf

Weil. Ernst
“Venezianische Haggadahholzschnitte aus dem 15 Jahrhundert,” Soncino-Blätter 1 (1925/6) 45-46 + pl.
Katz Center - Reference Folio. Z6367 .S69

Wischnitzer, Rachel
“Von der Holbeinbibel zur Amsterdamer Haggadah,” pp. 29-48 in, From Dura to Rembrandt : studies in the history of art (Milwaukee, USA : Aldrich ; Vienna, Austria : IRSA ; Jerusalem, Israel :  Center for Jewish Art, 1990) ed. Rachel Wischnitzer [repr. of  Monatschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums 75 (1931) 269-286, 76 (1932) 239-242]
Katz Center - Stacks. N7416 .W58 1990
Fine Arts Library. N5303 .W57 1990
Research Annex (LIBRA). N5303 .W57 1990

Wischnitzer, Rachel
“Gleanings: The Zeena U-Reena and its Illustrations,” pp. 130-133 in, From Dura to Rembrandt:  studies in the history of art (Milwaukee, USA : Aldrich ; Vienna, Austria : IRSA ;Jerusalem, Israel : Center for Jewish Art, 1990) ed. Rachel Wischnitzer
Katz Center - Stacks. N7416 .W58 1990
Fine Arts Library. N5303 .W57 1990

Wolfthal, Diane
Picturing Yiddish: Gender, Identity, and Memory in the Illustrated Yiddish Books of Renaissance Italy
Leiden : Boston : Brill, 2004
Katz Center - Stacks. NC982 .W65 2004
Fine Arts Library. NC982 .W65 2004

Yaari, Avraham
“Illustrations of Jerusalem and the Temple as decoration for Hebrew books,” [Hebrew] Kiryat Sefer 15 (1938/9) 377-82
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. Z6367 .K57
Van Pelt Library. Z6367 .K57

Yaari, Abraham
ההגדות ביבליוגרפיה של הגדות פסח = Bibliography of the Passover Haggadah
Jerusalem, 1960
Katz Center - Reference Folio. Z6371.L5 Y18 1960
Van Pelt Library. Z6371.L5 Y18
Van Pelt - Judaica/Ancient Near East Resource Room (401). Oversize Z6371.L5 Y18 1960

Zlocisti, Theodor
"Die Haggadah von Mantua (1560)," Ost und West 4 (1904) 266-282
http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/cm/periodical/titleinfo/2590031