Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $1,000
Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $1,220
Including buyer's premium

A machzor for the entire year. For Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, Succot and Shemini Atzeret, according to the custom of the Italian communities. Part two. Venice, in the Vendramin printing press, with an ancient artistic leather binding with a silver border and buckles.

Specifications: [1] 274 leaves, 16.5 cm.

Unique Features: Original magnificent leather binding with gold embossing. A complete silver border on all sides of the binding. Two beautiful silver clasps with engraving (apparently not hallmarked).

A rare book, listed in the Hebrew Bibliography according to a copy from the library of the Italian Synagogue in Jerusalem (additional name, illustrated leaf before the title page).

Bound with: Tefillat Yesharim. Perek Shira and prayers, by Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh da Modena. Venice, 1754. Specifications: 18 leaves, 16.5 cm. Ownership inscriptions in Italian and Hebrew from 1825.

Condition: Very fine. A few aging stains. A small perforation on the spine.   

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