Catalogue of Hebrew imprints from the 15th to 19th century

Project description

The Herzog August Bibliothek has around 400 Hebrew and Jiddish imprints mainly printed in the 16th and 17th centuries. There are approximately 270 Hebrew texts and 130 Judaica, mirroring the relationships between Christians and Jews in the early modern period. The collection includes prints from major centres of Hebrew printing such as Venice, Prague, Basle, Amsterdam and Cracow and documents some of the important printers in the history of Hebrew printing. It contains various first editions and unique copies. The project aims to catalogue the imprints according to the Hebrew bibliography standard. The cataloguing, which has now been completed, was undertaken in co-operation with the Bodleian Library (Oxford), which has excellent holdings of Hebrew imprints and the research materials necessary to cataloguing.



Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Contact: Dr. Werner Arnold; Silke Schaeper