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Sefer Rashe tevot ve-ʻalaṿ sefer bo nikhlelu sefarim mi-yesodam me-ḥabro ha-na-l.
Manuscript in Hebrew on paper.
Germany, ca. 19th century.
MS X893 H61
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The owner of this manuscript, Hirsch Leib of Germany, cherished his library and his studies. This manuscript actually contains two works bound together: the first is a list of abbreviations, to assist with study and learning, and the second is a booklist, which describes the contents of the owner's library. Booklists are very useful in understanding the relevance of specific texts to a group of people in a particular time and place. In this case, we see that Hirsch Leib often included his own comments on the books or noted extra information such as the author’s name or a brief description. The title of the book is written in square characters; the owner's annotations are in cursive.
Gift of Congregation Temple Emanu-El, 1892.