Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica

Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries
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Author

Stephen Hebron.

Collection

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.

Imprint

Oxford, United Kingdom, 2014. 360 pp., illustrations: 200 col., 28.4 × 24.2 cm. English.

ISBN

9781851242665

Location

Morgan Library & Museum, New York City, USA (6 June–14 September 2014)

Description

Some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, from the beginning of recorded information up to the industrial era, as reflected in the holdings of the Bodleian Libraries. Preface by Richard Ovenden. Foreword by Toby Blackwell. Three catalog essays: “The Blackwell’s and the Bodleian” (Reg Carr), “The Genius of Sir Thomas Bodley: The Bodleian Library” (Richard Ovenden), and “The Character of Genius” (Stephen Hebron). Approximately sixty rare and exceptional objects from diverse disciplines, including two Hebrew manuscripts: a 12th-C undecorated Mishneh Torah signed by Maimonides himself (cat. no. 14, pp. 74–75, in the section “Written in their own Hands”), and the richly-illuminated Kennicott Bible, preserved in its original binding (cat. no. 62, pp. 184–187, in “The Child of Patronage”). Extensive scholarly entries for each exhibit. 130 items.

main keywords

HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS
HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS, UNDECORATED

minor keywords

Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bibles
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 15th C
Maimonides

Other venue

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (21 March–20 September 2015)

Other editions

limited edition, 350 individually numbered copies. Additional 20 presentation copies, numbered i–xx, not offered for sale.

Cite this page
“Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC2164>
First published online: 2019



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