Jt) Leveen, Jacob

Published by London; Pub. For The British Academy By H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1944
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Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 140, [2], XLI pages. 25 cm. First edition. With 41 pages of plates at rear. The Schweich lectures of the British academy, 1939. Contents: I. The Historical and archaeological background. - II. The wall-paintings at Dura-Europos - III. The illuminated Hebrew Bibles of the East - IV. The illuminated manuscripts of the West - V. Conclusion. Jacob Leveen (1891–1980) , was a "librarian and author. Born in Jerusalem, Leveen studied in England and worked for many years in the Department of Oriental Books and Manuscripts of the British Museum, from 1953–56 as keeper. He was responsible for part 4 of the Catalogue of Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the British Museum (1935) . His Hebrew Bible in Art (1944, the British Academy's Schweich lectures, 1939) was a pioneer study in this field. Leveen also published a facsimile edition of a unique British Museum manuscript of Zechariah b. Judah Aghmati's digest of commentaries on the three Bava tractates of the Babylonian Talmud (1961) . He prepared the second part of a catalog of Hebrew manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library (unpublished) . " - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Jewish art. Illumination of books and manuscripts. Bible. Old Testament - Illustrations. Bible. Old Testament. Hebrew - Miscellanea. Bible. Old Testament - Manuscripts, Hebrew. With Steinhardt Family Library bookplate. Very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-18). Bookseller Inventory # 34886

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Publisher: London; Pub. For The British Academy By H. Milford, Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Hardcover

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