Chabad, Books, Manuscripts, Judaica, Art, Silver.
Aug 10, 2021
Pomona NY 10970, United States

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LOT 9:

Two Aleph Beis books.

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Two Aleph Beis books.


1. Aleph Beis- Chinuch Nearim. Vilno 1849.


A scarce early children's Aleph Beis book.


Parts 1 and 2. Hebrew and German


The purchase price at the time was 36 silver kopikes.


Original cloth and leather spine, aged. A very good sound copy.


2. Hebrew Alphabets, 400 B. C. E. to our days. By Reuben Leaf


Written, designed, and drawn by the graphic designer and "Bezalel" teacher Reuben Leaf (formerly Lifshits).


"The art of calligraphy has been greatly admired throughout history, both by those proficient in scribal skills, as well as by those to whom it has aesthetic and cultural appeal. Until now, however, very little has been competently produced on this subject. 'Hebrew Alphabets' is a compilation of plates of the most prominent forms of Hebrew lettering from ancient times to the present. In this collection, Reuben Leaf has afforded the general public a glimpse into the development of the Hebrew alphabet in its broadest scope. The author, himself a graphic artist, presents the results of extensive research into Jewish scriptural culture. Historically, the Hebrew alphabet has undergone many physical changes, as can readily be observed by comparing the various plates in this book."

Printed and published by Reuben Leaf.


Hardcover and is spiral-bound. 

New York, 1950.


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