Letter from Henrietta Szold to Hon. Mayer Sulzberger Regarding a Book on Maimonides
March 4 1903
The Jewish Publication Society of America
1015 Arch Street (P.O. Box 1164)
2120 Callon Avenue
Baltimore, March 4, 1903
Hon. Mayer Sulzberger
1303 Girard Avenue
Dear Judge Sulzberger:
Practically all the text of the Maimonides book has arrived, and Mr. Abrahams promises the illustrations shortly.
You may remember that the Committee ordered the Maimonides book to be printed in the same type and style as the Dubnow book. At that time Dubnow was not finished. Although the members of the Committee did not express dissatisfaction with Dubnow as printed, I do not myself like its appearance. I spoke to the printer about it, and he thinks that what I attribute to poor electrotyping and poor press-work is due to the modern face type. I am enclosing a sheet of our book, and also a specimen sheet of another style of type. Our page – for I should have the size of the type page like that in Dubnow – requires one line less. The new page would contain 165 words as against our 150, and the Maimonides book would make 230 pages as against 200 pages of the Dubnow book, the Maimonides book containing about six thousand words more than the other, and requiring an index.
Please mark your preference on the enclosed sheets, and return them to me at your earliest convenience.
Very truly yours,