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History of the Early Printed Hebrew Book


17th century blind tooled binding, Meir Nativ (Venice:  Bomberg, 1523):  Cambridge, St. John's College.

17th century blind tooled binding, Ketuvim (Basle, 1619):  British Library.  

Avrin, Leila
“The Box Binding in the Klau Library,” Studies in Bibliography and Booklore 17 (1989) 26-35
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. PN6067 .S883L
Van Pelt Library. PN6067 .S883

Avrin, Leila
“The Sephardi Box Binding,” pp. 27-43 + 24 pls. in, Library Archives and Information Studies, Scripta Hierosolymitana 29 (1989); especially pp. 40-43 and pls. 19-24 discussing the only printed Bible with such a binding.
Katz Center - Stacks. Z843.I8 S34 1989
Research Annex (LIBRA). AS591.J4 A25 v.29

Grunwald, Max
“Juden als Buchbinder,” Mitteilungen der Soncino-Gesellschaft 6 (1930) 17-25
Available through ILL :  NYPL, Harvard University, et al.

Husung, Max Jospeh
“Über den sogenannten Jüdischen Lederschnitt,” Soncino-Blätter 1 (1925/6) 29-43 + 3 pls.
Katz Center - Reference Folio. Z6367 .S69

Husung, Max Jospeh
“Ein jüdischer Lederschnittkünstler,” Soncino-Blätter 1 (1925/6) 197-98
Katz Center - Reference Folio. Z6367 .S69

Italiener, Bruno
“Isak B. Secharjah, ein jiidischer Lederschnittkiinstler des 15. Jahrhunderts,” pp. 159-161 in, Festschrift für Aron Freimann Zum 60. Geburtstage (Berlin : Soncino-Gesellschaft, 1935) edd. Alexander Marx and Hermann Meyer
Van Pelt Library. Z228.H4 .F4

Katzenstein, Ursula Ephraim
“Mair (sic!) Jaffe and Bookbinding Research,” Studies in Bibliography and Booklore 14 (1982) 17-28
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. PN6067 .S883L
Van Pelt Library. PN6067 .S883

Kurz, Otto
“A Copy after the Master E. S. on a Jewish Bookbinding,” [Brit. Mus. Ms. Add. 14762, fifteenth century Haggadah] Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University 24 (1965) 3-11

Landsberger, Franz
“The Cincinnati Haggadah and Its Decorator,” HUCA 15 (1941) 529-558
Katz Center - Periodicals Gallery. BM90 .H43
Van Pelt - Judaica/Ancient Near East Resource Room (401). BM11 .H4

Mazal, Otto
“Der jüdischer Lederschnitteinband,” pp. 189-208 in, Jüdische Buchkunst, two volumes (Graz, Austria : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1983-1992) edd. Ursula Schubert and Kurt Schubert
Katz Center - Reference Room. ND2935 .S38 1983

Needham, Paul
“Jewish Bookbinding from Provence, after 1422,” pp. 78-81 in his, Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings, 400-1600 (New York : Pierpont Morgan Library : Oxford University Press, c1979); one 15th century binding
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Reference Collection. Folio Z269 .N37