Issue Bibliography Study As Memorial Volume to Late Abraham Solomon Freidus
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Issue Bibliography Study As Memorial Volume to Late Abraham Solomon Freidus

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The appearance of a volume entitled “Studies in Jewish Bibliography and Related Subjects in Memory of Abraham Solomon Freidus, late Chief of the Jewish Division in the New York Public Library,” is announced by the Freidus Memorial Committee. It was published under the auspices of The Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation. The volume consists of more than forty contributions to various phases of Jewish literature written by an equal number of Jewish and non-Jewish bibliographical scholars from America and abroad.

Among the American contributors are: Rebekah Kohut, Rev Dr. H. G. Enelow, Dr. George Alexander Kohut, Dr. Joseph Reider, Dr. Israel Schapiro, Dr. Boaz Cohen, Professors J. Z. Lauterbach, Alexander Marx, Louis Ginzberg, Harry A. Wolfson, Israel Davidson, Salo Baron, A. Z. Idelsohn and Caspar Levias. Among the American non-Jewish contributors are: H. M. Lydenberg, Assistant Director of the New York Public Library, Prof. Otto Kinkeldey of Cornell University, Dr. George F. Black, Dr. Wilberforce Eames, the dean of biblographers and Daniel C. Haskell.

The volume is devoted not only to Jewish biblography but to other subjects as well. Dr. A. Yarmolinsky has a study of the Wandering Jew in Slavonic literature. Prof. S. Krauss of Vienna discusses a number of curious Jewish prayerbooks. Dr. Cecil Roth of London describes a seventeenth century library and trousseau. Max J. Kohler offers new light on the Dreyfus case. Prof. Isaac Markon of Hamburg deals with the fugitives of Wilna of the seventeenth century. Prof. Ludwig Blau of Budapest discusses recent theories of the Masora. There are other contributions by Dr. B. Wachstein, David Yellin, S. B. Schwarzberg, I. Rivkind, N. B. Libowitz, A. S. Sachs, Dr. C. Bernheimer, Elkan N. Adler, Prof. A. Freimann, Dr. A. Z. Schwarz, Dr. D. Simonsen, Rev. Dr. Goldstein and others.

The volume is distributed by the Jewish Division in The New York Public Library.

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