THE Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books has been fortunate enough to acquire a unique and almost complete set of the Catalogues of Hebraica and Judaica issued by M. Poppelauer of Berlin between 1887 and 1929. Twenty-seven catalogues were issued, and the only (but important) one missing from the set is no. 20 which was devoted to incunabula. The uniqueness of the acquisition lies in the fact that many of the catalogues are interleaved and the names of the buyers have been inserted in manuscript. In addition, some volumes have leaves bound in, giving in manuscript the complete financial accounts of the transactions involved. The shelf-mark is 01927.aa.53. The set gives a picture of an important Jewish bookseller and his international clientele over a period of more than fifty years, since the last transaction recorded is dated 19 December 1938.
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