Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana

Treasures of Jewish Booklore

Edited by Adri K. Offenberg

Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana

Edited by Adri K. Offenberg

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

143 pages | 76 color plates
Cloth $16.50 ISBN: 9789053560884 Published January 2003 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Contents
Introduction
From Leeser Rosenthal to today's Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana
Adri K. Offenberg
 
12 January 1290
1.  The Completion of the Esslingen Machzor
Gabrielle Sed-Rajna, Center NAtional de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
 
Around 1300
2.  Sefer Or Zarua and the legend of Rabbi Amnon
Menahem Schmelzer, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York
 
10 June 1386
3.  Hanna bat Menahem Zion finished her copy of the Sefer Mitzwot Katan
Collette Sirat, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne, Paris
 
September 1446 or 1447
4.  Mordecai Finzi's copy of a work by Averroes
Malachi Beit-Arié, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem
 
1474
5.  The Defensorium Fidei contra Judaeos printed at Utrecht
Gerard van Thienen, Royal Library, Den Haag
 
1484-1498
6.  Four Italian Judaica incunabula
Dennis E. Rhodes, British Library, London
 
13 December 1493
7.  The first printed book produced at Constantinople
Adri K. Offenberg, Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Amsterdam
 
1542
8.  Elijah Levita's Shermot Devarim printed at Isny
Herbert C. Zafren, Hebrew Union College, Klau Library, Cincinnati, Ohio
 
1569-1572
9.  Christopher Plantin's Biblia regia
Elly Cockx-Indestege, Royal Library, Brussels
 
1606
10.  A Hebrew map in the work by Hugh Broughton
Jan W.H. Werner, Amsterdam University Library
 
Around 1617
11.  Isaac Franco's memorandum on the legal position of Sephardi Jews in Holland
Arend H. Huusen, Jr., State University, Groningen
 
1626
12.  Nicolaes Briot and Menasseh ben Israel's first Hebrew types
John A. Lane, Amsterdam University Library
 
1632-1677
13.  Benedictus de Spinoza
Richard H. Popkin, Washington University, St. Louis and University of California, Los Angeles
 
After 1652
14.  Jacob Judah Leon Templo's broadsheet of his model of the Temple,
Adri K. Offenberg, Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Amsterdam
 
21 June 1655
15.  A show of hands by the Sephardi writing-master Iehudah Machabeu
Ton Croiset van Uchelen, Amsterdam University Library

1662
16.  An illustrated Minhagim book printed in Amsterdam
Naomi Feuchtwanger-Sarig, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
 
1664
17.  Saul Levi Mortera's magnum opus
Herman P. Salomon, State University of New York at Albany
 
1666
18.  The Sabbatean movement in Amsterdam
Yosef Kaplan, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
 
1675
19.  Romeijn de Hooghe and the Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam
Judith C. E. Belinfante, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam
 
1678-1679
20.  Two Yiddish Bibles printed in Amsterdam
Marion Aptroot, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
 
1679
21.  Isaac [Fernando] Cardoso's Las excelencias de los Hebreos
Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, Columbia University, New York
 
1683
22.  Daniel Levi de Barrios's Triumpho del govierno popular
Wilhelmina Chr. Pieterse, Municipal Archives, Amsterdam
 
1688 and 1792
23.  Two Hebrew books with silver bindings
Karel A. Citroen, Baarn
 
1692
24.  Hebrew printing on coloured paper
Brad Sabin Hill, British Library, London
 
1694
25.  Stephanus Morinus's Exercitationes e linguia primaeva
Nico A. van Uchelen, University of Amsterdam
 
21 August 1697
26.  A Portuguese festival poem from Amsterdam
Harm den Boer, University of Amsterdam
 
1699/1700
27.  The portrait of Jechiel Michel ben Nathan of Lublin
Anna E. C. Simoni, Gillingham, Dorset, UK
 
1719-1724
28.  The Grand Tour of Abraham Levi ben Menahem Tall
Emile G. L. Schrijver, University of Amsterdam
 
1730
29.  Nathan ben Simson of Meseritz's Prayers for the New Moon
Edward van Voolen, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam
 
1734
30.  A 'Konstboeken-binderij' luxury binding
Jan Storm van Leeuwen, Royal Library, Den Haag
 
1738
31.  The Rosenthaliana Leipnik Haggadah
Iris Fishof, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
 
1741
32.  Eleasar Soesman's Mohar Yisrael
Jan Wim Wesselius, University of Amsterdam
 
1741
33.  The 'Otiyyot Amsterdam' of Jacob ben Judah Leib Shamas
Emile G. L. Schrijver, University of Amsterdam
 
1768
34.  The Tablets of the Law at the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana
Shalom Sabar, Center for Jewish Art, Jerusalem
 
After 1771
35.  The priestly blessing: publishers' bindings by Proops/STRONG
Kees Gnirrep, Amsterdam University Library
 
1779
36.  David Friedländer's Lesebuch für jüdische Kinder
Zohar Shavit, Tel Aviv University
 
1795-1812
37.  A Yiddish chronicle of the Batavian Republic
Ariane D. Zwiers, Free University, Amsterdam
 
1797-1798
38.  The Diskursen of the Neie and the Alte Kille
Jozeph Michman, Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem
 
Circa 1800
39.  Leeser Rosenthal's only Yiddish manuscript
Renate G. Fuks-Mansfeld, University of Amsterdam
 
1805-1847
40.  The Protocol of the Jewish community of Uithoorn
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