Auction 93 Part 1 - Manuscripts, Prints and Engravings, Objects and Facsimiles, from the Gross Family Collection, and Private Collections

Illustrated Manuscript, Piyyutim for Simchat Torah – Italy, 18th Century

Opening: $300
Sold for: $938
Including buyer's premium

Manuscript, piyyutim for Simchat Torah. [Italy, ca. 18th century].
Neat, square script, mostly vocalized. Ornaments and illustrations.

At the center of the title page appears the inscription: "Mrs. Regina Mondovì", for whom the manuscripts was presumably written.
A crown is depicted at the top of the title page, with a rectangular ornament at the foot of the page, followed by a bunch of flowers, flanked by two birds pecking at the flowers. On final leaf, tailpiece reminiscent of the title page ornament, with a vase of flowers and a pair of birds.
Piyyutim for Simchat Torah. Most piyyutim are recited during the course of the Hakafot, according to various customs.

[7] leaves. 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Ink erosion, slightly affecting text on title page and final leaf. Tape repairs in several places. Inscriptions. New leather binding.

Provenance: The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, IT.011.013.

Italian and Greek Jewry – Manuscripts and Printed Items