Auction 85 - Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Machzor for the High Holidays – Venice, 1772 / Tefillat Yesharim – Venice, 1754 – Hundreds of Handwritten Glosses – Fine Binding

Opening: $300
Sold for: $1,625
Including buyer's premium

Machzor according to Italian rite, Part II (machzor for the High Holidays, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah). Venice, [1772].
Bound at the end of the machzor: Tefillat Yesharim, prayers for weekdays by R. Yehuda Aryeh of Modena, Perek Shirah, Tefillat HaDerech, Hatavat Chalom and other prayers. Venice, [1754].
Hundreds of handwritten marginal glosses by an unidentified writer (in Italian Rashi script). Most of the glosses explain difficult words in the piyyutim, the rest contain textual emendations and variations. In several places, pieces of paper containing emended text were pasted over the original text (some remain blank). Achot Ketanah piyyut inscribed on front endpaper.
The book is bound in a fine, gilt-decorated leather binding, with metal clasps. Owner's initials on front and back boards: "M. E. S. V.".
322 leaves; 16 leaves. 19.5 cm (Tefillat Yesharim remargined for conformity). Good condition. Stains (some leaves with dark stains). A few tears. Pieces of paper pasted over text in several places. Leather binding, with defects.

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