Auction 72 Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Holy Land Maps & Fine Art
Mar 17, 2017 (Your local time)

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LOT 70:

Machzor shel Kol Hashanah [prayers for the entire ...

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Machzor shel Kol Hashanah [prayers for the entire year]. According to Italian rite.
Two volumes. Hagadah portion with charming illustrations of matzah and marror (Vol. I, p. 146).
BINDING: Late 18th-century gilt-ruled full green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines (darkened), raised bands, covers with inlaid red morocco centerpieces, engraved silver clasps and hinges, gauffered edges. Vol. I: ff. (1), 2-224 (i.e. 283). * Vol. II: ff. (2), 3-322. Lightly worn and stained. Manuscript notations of previous owner in a neat hand (Italian and Hebrew) on front flyleaf of Volume I. Title page and first leaf of Volume I rehinged, leaf 169 repaired; leaf 209 of Volume II remargined with loss of a few words. 8vo. Vinograd, Venice 1988.

Bragadin, Venice: 1772.

The Italian prayer rite is among the few that retained some significant vestiges of the pre-Crusader Palestinian rite. It is also characterized by a deep interest in liturgical poetry and midrashic compilations. In this rite, "the exegetical and liturgical interests of the two major centers are…seen to… come together nicely." S.C. Reif, Judaism and Hebrew Prayer (1993) pp. 164-5.

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