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108 The Jewish Quarterly Review. 

A Recent Case of Plagiarism. — Under the title of )1*X ♦DTI 
appeared in Colomen (in Galicia), 1886, a small brochure, containing two 
letters, the one by It. Obadiah, of Bartenoro, and the other by an anony- 
mous author, both narrating their adventures on their voyage to the 
Holy Land. These letters are stated in the title page to be " a valuable 
treasure, that is now published for the first time from a MS. in the 
possession of R. Zebi Ezekiel Michaelsohn." But only the first half of 
this statement is true, these letters being indeed a very interesting piece 
of the literature of travel. But it is not true that they were now pub- 
lished for the first time, for they were long ago edited in the " Jahrbucher 
fur die Geschichte der Juden " for the year 1863 (pp. 195-284), with a 
German translation and notes. From the omissions and emendations in 
the p»V 'ail, it will easily be seen that R. Michaelsohn was only in the 
possession of this "Jahrbuch," and thence derived the text that he 
published. This literary piracy occurs in Poland very often, especially 
when the real author or editor lives in another country. It is necessary 
to enter a protest against so dishonest a practice. 

S. SCHECHTER.