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45 6 THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW 

appreciation of which thirty illustrations are reproduced. Of great 
assistance is a chapter on bibliography, and also an elaborate 
index. 



NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY JEWISH 
COLLECTION 

List of Works relating to the History and Condition of the Jews in 
various countries. New York: The New York Public 
Library (Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations), 1914. 
pp. 278 (reprinted from the Library Bulletin, July-October, 
1913)- 

The New York Public Library is performing a commendable 
service to Jewish scholars and students by issuing from time to 
time lists of works dealing with various phases of Jewish literature. 
Heretofore a list of Jewish periodicals in the Library was published 
in the Bulletin, VI, 258-64, and a list of Anti-Semitic and Jewish- 
Christian periodicals in VII, 30-1. The present more compre- 
hensive list, dedicated ' to Jacob H. Schiif, whose generosity made 
possible this collection ', comprises about 4,500 numbers in various 
languages relating to the history and condition of the Jews in 
various countries. The list is arranged according to subjects — 
Bibliography, General Works, Special Periods, Jews in Various 
Countries, Anthropology and Ethnology, Social and Economic 
Conditions, Jews in their relations to the Gentiles — and is followed 
by a general alphabetical index of authors at the end. 

The importance of this catalogue lies not so much in recording 
books and large works, most of which lack the claim of rarities, 
and are found in other Jewish collections in this country, but 
in registering many reprints and separates which are by nature 
ephemeral and rare. Also the abundance of cross-references to 
collective works and the repetition of titles under several sub- 
divisions which have a mutual claim to them, deserve praise and 
laudation. Each number bears the class signature for quick 
reference and orientation. The printing is distinct, and, aside 



THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY — REIDER 457 

from a few minor errors (usually in foreign languages), there is 
nothing to mar the appearance of this book which is bound to 
be a useful reference work for bibliographers. All students are 
indebted to the compiler of this list, A. S. Freidus, who is entitled 
also to a large share of credit for the upbuilding of this greatly- 
used collection. 

Joseph Reider. 
Dropsie College.