Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Inscribed books

I came across a pretty interesting book by Johanan Salomon Wittkower, Agudat perachim (1880). You know it has to be notable when it begins with letters from Marcus Lehmann, Eliezer Lipman Silbermann, Adolph Jellinek, Samson Raphael Hirsch, Ezriel Hildesheimer, Salomon Plessner, David Gordon, Hermann Adler and others.

But what really interests me was the inscription in the beginning:

But not everyone inscribed this book, which included the above plate. See this copy with a blank plate:

See also this post.

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