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American businessman, collector, and philanthropist born in Chicago the eldest son of Julius Rosenwald, part owner and president of Sears Roebuck and Company. Rosenwald attended Cornell, but left in 1911 and worked at Sears as a shipping clerk. In 1920 he moved to Philadelphia managing a Sears catalog supply center. He became chairman of Sears in 1932. Rosenwald was a prolific collector of rare books and art. He donated his collection to the Library of Congress. In 1913 Rosenwald married Edith Goodkind. They had five children and resided in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Five volumes comprising notes and a draft for article concerning the printing of the composite woodcut illustrations in Comoediae of Terentius by Johannes Grüninger (Strassburg, 1496). Rosenwald acquired photographs of each woodcut in 21 copies of the Strassburg 1496 Terence (Goff T-94), compared them, and documented the variants. His article analyzing the production of Grüninger's Terence was never completed. Rosenwald sought the advice of Rudolf Hirsch, whose three pages of comments accompany the material. Each woodcut is numbered and the remainder of Rosenwald's research is referenced to these numbers. Contents: Volume 1: Woodcuts. Photographs of woodcuts used in the printing of Grüninger's 1496 Terence. Records of groupings of composites. Volume 2: Records of composite groupings continued. Volume 3: Manuscript draft of article and summary of printing variants. Volume 4: Typescript draft of article. Volume 5: Recreation of the imposition of Goff T-94, along with notations on woodcut variations found in various copies.
Duplicate set held by Library of Congress, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Washington D.C.
Gift of Rudolf Hirsch, 1988.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- May 2020
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