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Copenhagen, Bibliotheca Simonseniana
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The private library acquired by The Royal Danish Library from Rabbi Professor David Simonsen in 1932. The collection contains manuscripts, printed works, and periodicals, and, in addition, the personal archive of David Simonsen.

When The Royal Danish Library, in 1932, negotiated the acquisition of Rabbi Professor David Simonsen’s (1853–1932) personal library of approximately 45,000 volumes, Bibliotheca Simonseniana was the name he asked to be used for his collection. The name was used on an ex libris pasted into Simonsen’s boo…

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Jansson, Eva-Maria, “Copenhagen, Bibliotheca Simonseniana”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_SIM_031606>
First published online: 2022

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