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Adler, Elkan Nathan
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In the span of a mere few decades, Elkan Nathan Adler (1861-1946), a successful international lawyer, scholar, and adventurous globetrotter, assembled one of the most impressive private libraries of Hebraica and Judaica manuscripts and printed books ever. Personal circumstances forced him to sell his collection in 1923 to The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where it has immeasurably enriched scholarship in numerous subfields of Jewish Studies down to the present day.

The youngest son of British Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler and paternal half-…

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Seidler-Feller, Shaul, “Adler, Elkan Nathan”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_SIM_031794>
First published online: 2022

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