Decorated Manuscript on Parchment – Order of Brit Milah and Pidyon HaBen – Aszód, 1772

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Decorated parchment manuscript, "laws, prayers and blessings for the mohel and father at the circumcision". [Aszód, 1772].
Square and semi-cursive (Rashi) Ashkenazic script. Title page within illustrated border depicting the figures of Moses and Aaron, lions and eagles. Inscription in same hand as title, dated 1772, attesting that the book belongs to Menli son of R. Yaakov R.H. of Aszód. Four initial words decorated with floral designs, in color.
Blank (paper) leaves were bound at the beginning and end of the manuscript, to be used as circumcision ledger. Familial inscriptions (marriage and birth records) from the city of Petzel (Pécel, Hungary), dated 1842-1846 were inscribed in later years on these leaves in Hebrew and German.
[10] parchment leaves + [19] paper leaves bound at beginning and end of volume. Coated parchment. Approx. 11 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, including dark stains. Inscriptions. Original decorated leather binding. Wormhole to binding.
Illustrated Manuscripts, Manuscripts on Parchment
Illustrated Manuscripts, Manuscripts on Parchment