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Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book
Heller, Marvin J.

Leiden: Brill, 2013 pp. x + 491. $228

Series Information
The Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 37

Description: Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book contains essays on aspects of the early Hebrew book most often treated in a cursory manner if addressed at all. The largest section of the volume is concerned with the makers and places of Hebrew books, mainly addressing book-makers poorly remembered or controversial and print-shops that issued a small number of books in a brief period of time. The section on varia addresses aspects of the book trade such as small books, incomplete books published as a prospectus, competing simultaneous editions, and errors and variations in books. Two smaller sections deal with book arts such as incunabula frames and pressmarks; variations between medieval and current Sephardic Haggadot.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Other Rabbinic Works, Other Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History

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Review by Ryan Korstange
Published 5/21/2015
Citation: Ryan Korstange, review of Marvin J. Heller, Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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