TitleCatalogue of the Manuscripts in the Hebrew Character Collected and Bequeathed to Trinity College Library by the Late William Aldis Wright
Publication TypeCatalogue
Year of Publication1926
AuthorsHerbert, Loewe
Date Published1926///
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place PublishedCambridge
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAngleterre, Cambridge, Catalogue, Trinity College

Excerpt from Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Hebrew Character The manuscripts described in the following pages were collected by the late Dr William Aldis Wright, Vice-Master of Trinity College. The number of volumes and rolls amounts to 159, but many volumes contain more than one work each. Most of the manuscripts belonged at one time to the late Dr C. D. Ginsburg, from whom the Vice-Master acquired them. Among other previous owners may be named the Duke of Sussex and the Rev. W. H. Black. The Black collection was housed in Mill Yard, Leman Street, where there was a famous theological library. The collection is one of no little interest, for the late Vice-Master selected his books with keen discrimination. He was one of the Revisers of the Authorized Version of the Bible. In collaboration with the late Dr S. A. Hirsch, he published an unknown Hebrew commentary on Job. These two facts in themselves suffice to account for the splendid collection which he formed. His interest in Hebrew studies was fostered by the late Dr Schiller-Szinessy, who counted Dr Wright among his special pupils. Attention may be drawn to the following works of interest which will be found in the collection: A splendid array of biblical manuscripts, including some Qaraite scrolls, one dating from (circa) 1320. A rare Italian lectionary, containing curious variants in the list of Haftaroth. A commentary on Genesis by Samuel Rofe al-Maghribi, not known to Benjacob, nor in Neubauer's Catalogue. A fine collection of biblical commentaries, including Qaraitica, some by Yepheth ibn 'Ali. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. (2015 comment)

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