Friday, May 12, 2006

An Impressive Collection of Judaica-

We just bought the remaining copies of a very nice small catalog of an impressive Judaica collection-

"Catalog of the Bernice and Henry Tumen Collection of Jewish Ceremonial Objects in the Harvard College Library and the Harvard Semitic Museum" by Violet Gilboa. Published by the Harvard University Library in 1993.

This volume features photographs and descriptions of 166 Jewish ceremonial objects including wine cups; beakers; Sabbath lamps; candlesticks; spice boxes; Hanukkah lamps; Torah pointers; crowns, shields, and finials; plates for the Passover Seder and other occasions; charity boxes; Esther scrolls; containers for the etrog fruit used on Sukkot; marriage rings; amulets; and others. The vast majority of the objects are made of silver, with some additional pieces of pewter, a few brass and ceramic objects, and some textiles. Violet Gilboa is Littauer Hebraica Technical and Research Services Librarian at the Judaica Division of the Harvard College Library. Softcover. 6”x9”, 172 pages, b/w illustrations; bibliography. $25.00

We're offering a special price on them this week-
Single copies- $15.00, postpaid (Media Mail)
5 copies- $6 each ($30.00 postpaid -Media Mail)
10 copies- $5 each ($50.00 postpaid -Media Mail)

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