Monday, July 21, 2008

Buying copies of Sefer ha-Aggadah

If you are reading this blog, you probably are interested in picking up your own copy of Bialik and Ravnitzky’s Sefer ha-Aggadah.

The English copy is easy enough to find, Booksamillion has it for $47.97 for members (be sure to scour the web for coupons) and Amazon currently has it for $50.37.  But go ahead and search your favorite book source for it – the ISBN is 0805241132.  (If I may digress for a moment, for those of you who use the Firefox browser, I can only say good things about the Book Burro add-on, and I also am a huge fan of the bookfinder web site.)

The Hebrew edition is a bit tougher to find, but one reliable source I’ve found is BooksInn.net, which sells it for $51 plus $22 for airmail delivery.  My copy of the book arrived fast, and in perfect condition.

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I like both the Hebrew and English editions – both contain extensive annotations (the Hebrew version is printed in two volumes and contains more annotations and additional materials).  Both volumes are approximately 8.5” by 11” (although the English edition is about a quarter-inch taller and wider.)  The Hebrew edition is over 700 pages long and the English edition is over 900 pages long (including the prefatory material).

(This is a actually a test post for me, to see if my blogging client and photo posting works happily with bloggadah.blogspot.com.  I’ve previously commented about these editions here and here.)

2 comments:

DafKesher said...

You can find the Hebrew version here.
The cost is 131 NIS which today is about $40.

Don said...

There's CD-ROM version of the English from Davka for $60.
http://davka.com/cgi-bin/product.cgi?product=5