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History of the Early Printed Hebrew Book

Christian Hebraists and Printing

An interesting chapter in the history of the early printed Hebrew book is the study of the role played by Christian hebraists.  Beginning sometime in the third quarter of the fifteenth-century, the study of the Hebrew language and especially biblical studies including rabbinic commentators increasingly became the focus of Christian scholars.  Their needs for Bibles, classical rabbinic works, grammars, and dicitionaries provided an important non-Jewish market for many printing houses.

Burnett, Stephen G.
Christian Hebraica : the discovery of Hebrew literature and Jewish culture, 1500-1700, an exhibition in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin--Madison, July-October 1988
Madison : Friends of the University of Wisconsin--Madison Libraries, 1988
Katz Center - Reference Room. PJ4526 .U7 1988
Katz Center - Stacks. PJ4526 .U7 1988
Van Pelt Library. PJ4526 .U7 1988

Burnett, Stephen G.
Christian Hebraism in the Reformation era (1500-1660) : authors, books, and the transmission of Jewish learning
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
Katz Center - Stacks. PJ4533 .B87 2012
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Furness Shakespeare Library (Van Pelt 628). PJ4533 .B87 2012

Burnett, Stephen G.
“Christian Hebrew printing in the sixteenth century : Printers, humanism and the impact of the Reformation,” Helmantica 254 (2000) 13-42
Katz Center - Stacks. PA9 .H355 v.51, no. 154, 2000
Van Pelt Library. PA9 .H355
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/classicsfacpub/51/

Dunkelgrün, Theodore
“The Hebrew Library of a Renaissance Humanist. Andreas Masius and the bibliography to his Iosuae Imperatoris Historia (1574) with a Latin edition and an annotated English translation”, Studia Rosenthaliana 42-43 (2010-11), 197-252
Katz Center – Stacks. DS135.N4 S8
Van Pelt Library. DS135.N4 S8
http://poj.peeters-leuven.be/content.php?url=article&id=2175927&journal_code=SR

Faierstein, Morris M.
“Paulus Aemilius, Convert to Catholicism and Printer of Yiddish Books in Sixteenth Century Augsburg,” Judaica.  Beiträge zum Verstehen des Judentums 71 (2015) 349-365
Katz Center Stacks – B1.  Periodical

Goldstein, David
"Charles II's Hebrew Books," British Library Journal 21 (1995) 23-33
Van Pelt Library. Z921.B854 B73
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/42554397.pdf?_=1461605710219

Goldstein, David
“Hebrew Printed Books in the Library of Westminster Abbey,” Transactions & Miscellanies. Jewish Historical Society of England 27 (1978-1980) 151-154
http://www.jstor.org/stable/29778904?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Grafton, Anthony and Joanna Weinberg
“Isaac Casaubon’s Library of Hebrew Books,” pp. 24-42 in, Libraries within the Library:  The Origins of the British Library’s Printed Collections (London: British Library, 2009) edd. Giles Mandelbrote and Barry Taylor
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Reference Collection.  In Process
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Furness Shakespeare Library (Van Pelt 628). Z792.B85932 L54 2009

Hill, Brad Sabin
“Hebrew fore-titles,” pp. 7-30 in, Report of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 2001-2002 (Oxford, England : The Centre, 2002)
[Studies a product of Christian Hebraism since the Renaissance, that is, giving short titles in Hebrew characters at the head of otherwise Latin-character title-pages of non-Hebrew books]
Katz Center - Stacks LC3593.G7 O946
http://www.ochjs.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/AR-2001-2002.pdf

Hulvey, Monique
“Les bibliothèques retrouvées de Sante Pagnini, dominicain de Lucques et de Pierre Bullioud, « gentil-homme » lyonnais : en hébreu et en grec …,” Bulletin du bibliophile (2009) 79-106
Van Pelt Library. Z1007 .B922

Katz, David S.
“The Abendana Brothers and the Christian Hebraists of Seventeenth-Century England,” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 40 (1989) 28-52
Van Pelt Library. BR140 .J6

Lorian, Alexandre
"L'Imprimerie hébraïque, 1470-1550: Ateliers chrétiens et ateliers juifs," pp. 219-229 in, Le Livre dans l'Europe de la Renaissance (Paris : Promodis/Editions du Cercle de la Librairie, 1988) edd. Pierre Aquilon and Henri-Jean Martin
Van Pelt Library. Z124 .C65 1988

Offenberg, Adri K.
“The first use of Hebrew in a book printed in the Netherlands,” pp. 166-182 in, A choice of corals : facets of fifteenth-century Hebrew printing (Nieuwkoop : De Graaf Publishers, 1992) [repr. of Quaerendo 4 (1974) 44-54]
Katz Center – Reference Room. Z228.H4 O323 1992
Katz Center – Stacks. Z228.H4 O323 1992
Van Pelt Library. Z228.H4 O36 1992
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Rare Book Collection. Z228.H4 O36 1992

Roberts, Julian and Andrew G. Watson
John Dee's Library Catalogue
London: The Bibliographical Society, 1990
Van Pelt Library. Z997 .D44 1990

Ruderman, David B.
“The Hebrew Book in a Christian World,” pp. 101-113 in, A Sign and a Witness:  2,000 years of Hebrew books and illuminated manuscripts (New York:  New York Public Library; Oxford University Press, c 1988) ed. Leonard Singer Gold
Katz Center - Reference Room. Z115.4.S54 1988
Katz Center - Stacks. Z115.4.S54 1988
Van Pelt Library. Z115.4.S54 1988

Schwarzbach, Bertram Eugene
“Les Hebraica du Cardinal Mazarin,” pp. 307–316 in, Mazarin Les Lettres et les Arts, actes du colloque des 11-14 décembre 2002, Paris (Paris : Bibliothe`que Mazarine ; Saint-Re´my-en-l’Eau : M. Hayot, 2006) edd. Isabelle de Conihout and Patrick Michel
Available via Interlibrary Loan from Princeton University, Yale University, et al.

Schwarzbach, Bertram Eugene
“Identification des livres hébraïques de la bibliothèque du cardinal Mazarin “pris et échangés” pour la bibliothèque du roi en 1668,” pp. 417-28 in, Mazarin Les Lettres et les Arts, actes du colloque des 11-14 décembre 2002, Paris (Paris : Bibliothe`que Mazarine ; Saint-Re´my-en-l’Eau : M. Hayot, 2006)  edd. Isabelle de Conihout and Patrick Michel
Available via Interlibrary Loan from Princeton University, Yale University, et al.

Shamir, Avner
Christian Conceptions of Jewish Books: The Pfefferkorn Affair
Copenhagen :  Museum Tusculanum Press, 2011
Katz Center - Stacks. BM535 .S355 2009
Van Pelt Library. BM535 .S355 2009

Striedl, Hans
“Die Bucherei des Orientalisten Johann Albrecht Widmanstetter,” pp. 200-224 in, Serta monacensia: Franz Babinger zum 15. Januar 1951 als Festgruss dargebracht (Leiden:  Brill, 1952) edd. Hans Joachim Kissling and Alois Schmaus
Katz Center - Stacks. PJ26 .B32 1952
Van Pelt Library. PJ26 .B32

Tamani, Giuliano
“I libri ebraici del cardinal Domenico Grimani,” Annali di Ca‘ Foscari 34.3 (1995) 5-52
Research Annex (LIBRA). PN5 .A55

Tamani, Giuliano
“I libri ebraici di Pico della Mirandola,” vol. two pp. 491-530 in, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. Convegno internazionale di studi nel cinquecentesimo anniversario della morte (1494-1994), (Firenze :  L.S. Olschki, 1997) ed. Gian Carlo Garfagnini
Available via BorrowDierct from Harvard University, Unicersity of Chicago et al.

Wesselius, Jan Wim
““I don’t know whether he will stay for long” Isaac Abendana’s Early Years in England and his Latin Translation of the Mishnah,” Studia Rosenthaliana 22.2 (1988) 85-96
Katz Center – Stacks. DS135.N4 S8
Van Pelt Library. DS135.N4 S8
https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/41481671.pdf?_=1463593763408

Wilkinson, Robert J.
The Kabbalistic scholars of the Antwerp Polyglot Bible
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Katz Center - Stacks. BS1 .W55 2007
Van Pelt Library. BS1 .W55 2007

Wilkinson, Robert J.
Orientalism, Aramaic, and Kabbalah in the Catholic Reformation : the first printing of the Syriac New Testament
Leiden; Boston : Brill, 2007
Van Pelt Library. BS1994 .W55 2007

Williams, Benjamin
“The First Printed Books of Midrash and Their Jewish and Christian Readers,” European Judaism 48 (2015) 60-69
Katz Center - Periodicals B1. BM1 .E86