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The Hebrew Book Trade As Reflected In Book Catalogues

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A neglected field within the discipline of Hebrew bibliography is the recording and study of Hebrew book publisher, dealer and auction catalogues. This lacuna is remarkable, given the extent of the Hebrew book trade, even in its formative years, and the well documented and widespread use of catalogues in the general book trade. It is the contention of this chapter, in spite of the fact that it is, given the sparse number of recorded catalogues, 'an argument from silence', that there must have been numerous Hebrew book trade catalogues, and that the recording and study of these listings is a worthwhile pursuit. The earliest known Hebrew publisher's catalogue is a reference to a catalogue of the works of the sixteenth century Venetian printer Daniel Bomberg, found in the pioneer bibliographical work, Bibliotheca universalis (1545-55), prepared by a Swiss professor of humanities and student of the natural sciences, Conrad Gesner (1516-57).

Keywords: Bibliotheca universalis; book catalogues; Daniel Bomberg; Hebrew book trade



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