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Studies in Jewish Bibliography and Related Subjects in Memory of Abraham Solomon Freidus (1867-1923) Late Chief of the Jewish Division, New York Public Library. The Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation.
Studies in Jewish Bibliography and Related Subjects in Memory of Abraham Solomon Freidus (1867-1923) Late Chief of the Jewish Division, New York Public Library
Studies in Jewish Bibliography and Related Subjects in Memory of Abraham Solomon Freidus (1867-1923) Late Chief of the Jewish Division, New York Public Library

Studies in Jewish Bibliography and Related Subjects in Memory of Abraham Solomon Freidus (1867-1923) Late Chief of the Jewish Division, New York Public Library

New York: The Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. CXXX, 518, [2]pp (in English), 163, [1]pp (in Hebrew). Contemporary brown cloth with gold lettering on spine. Original wrappers bound in. Publisher's vignette on front wrap and title page. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Abraham Solomon Freidus by Alexander Dux. This collection of studies in Jewish bibliography is a tribute to the memory of Abraham Solomon Freidus*, and was published on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of his death. It contains contributions by Louis Ginzberg, Cecil Roth, Harry Austryn Wolfson, George Alexander Kohut, Elkan Nathan Adler, Jacob Zallel Lauterbach, Avrahm (Abraham) Yarmolinsky, Boaz Cohen, Israel Goldstein, Ludwig Blau, and many others. Moderate shelf wear. Spine slightly sunned. Previous owner's bookplate (in Hebrew) on inside of front cover. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in English and Hebrew. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to g+. Item #38619

* Abraham Solomon Freidus was a renown Jewish bibliographer born in Riga, Russia, in 1867. He went to Paris in 1886, and thence to the United States in the autumn of 1889. In March 1897, he entered the service of the New York Public Library as assistant cataloguer, and was soon assigned to the department of Hebraica and Judaica. This department now includes 15,000 volumes and pamphlets, and has become one of the most frequently consulted Jewish collections in the world. Freidus' scheme of classification of the Jewish department contains nearly 500 subdivisions, and may be considered the first elaborate scheme of classifying Jewish literature for library purposes. He died in 1923.

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