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First Volume of $3,000,000 Encyclopedia Appears in Israel; Weizmann Gets First Copy

The first of a 16-volume Hebrew General Encyclopedia appeared here today. The first copy was presented by the publishers to President Dr. Chaim Weizmann and the second went to Premier David Ben Gurion.

The printing of the 16 volumes will cost more than $3,000,000, it was revealed at a press conference. Subscribers will be sought not only in Israel but all over the world, including the United States. The publication of all 16 volumes will be completed within five years.

The first volume contains 1,024 large-sized pages. More than 200 researchers and authors, among them Nobel Prize winners, participated in its publication. The Encyclopedia’s editorial staff is manned by 35 editors, headed by Prof. M. Klausner. The publishers of the work are Massada and Company.