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GOLD / JUDAICA AND HEBRAICA IN BOOK CATALOGS
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2. Edelmann, R. “Lazarus Goldschmidts hebraiske inku-
nabler,” Fund og forskning i det Kongelige biblioteks
samlinger, 3 (1956) , p. 82-90. Later included in Katalog
over det Kongelige biblioteks inkunabler. 3 bind: accession
1938-62, K0benhavn, det Kongelige bibliotek, 1963, p. 20-
26.
3. Adler, I. “Les incunables hebrai'ques de la Bibliotheque
nationale.” In: Le livre hebra'ique: incunables, publica­
tions israeliennes. Exposition organisee avec le concours
de la Bibliotheque nationale. Paris, Services culturels,
Ambassade d ’Israel, 1962, p. [65]-l 19.
The Budapest Microcard catalogue is rea lly a check-list of
works available from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in
facsimile on microcards. Printed books, including incunabula
and sixteenth-century imprints, are listed by title in Hebrew
alphabetical order. This volume may be useful as an aid in
actually ordering facsimiles or for its several illustrations. The
real catalog for the collection is still the one prepared by Max
Weisz and published in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1906.
In 1949 the Royal Library (Det Kongelige Bibliotek) in
Copenhagen acquired the 2,500-volume library of Dr. Lazarus
Goldschmidt, which included 36 Hebrew incunabula in 43
volumes and 4 fragments. These incunabula are listed by author/
main entry and described by R. Edelmann. Hebrew type is not
used in the description. Titles are either romanized or, in the
case of parts of the Bible and certain other works, rendered in
conventional Danish form. References to other catalogs are
given as is information on binding and manuscript notes. The
Royal L ibrary’s other Hebrew incunabula, coming from the
Simonsen collection, are described in 5 Hefte (1937) o f the
above-mentioned Katalog over det Kongelige biblioteks inku­
nabler, sometimes referred to by librarians as Madsen.
I.
Ad ler’s catalog of incunabula at the Bibliotheque Nationale
is a work of great detail. Descriptions are very full. Thirty-nine
incunabula representing thirty-four different editions are listed.
Indexes are given for: (1.) authors, commentators and trans­
lators; (2.) printers and correctors; (3.) censors; (4.) owners,
dealers and other names. This last even includes a family tree of