Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Machzor with the Kimcha DeAvishona Commentary, Two Parts – Bologna, 1540 – Many Glosses by Italian Torah Scholars

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Roman-rite machzor, with the Kimcha DeAvishona commentary. Two parts, year-round prayers for weekdays, Shabbat and festivals, with laws and Haftarot. Bologna: [Menachem son of Abraham of Modena, Yechiel son of Solomon of Ravenna and Dan Aryeh son of Solomon Chaim of Monselice, 1540]. Two volumes.

One of the most prominent machzorim printed in Italy. Only edition of Kimcha DeAvishona, comprehensive commentary to prayers and piyyutim, by R. Yochanan son of R. Yosef Treves (the commentary was published anonymously).
The second volume contains many dozens of handwritten glosses, by several Italian Torah scholars (some identified, see below). The glosses comprise commentaries, kabbalistic kavanot, customs, tikkunim and textual variations.
Glosses by R. Eliyahu Aharon Lattes (d. 1839), rabbi in Turin and Venice; gloss signed Y.Ch.C. – presumably R. Yisrael Chaim Carpi, rabbi in Conegliano, authored Meorot Natan in 1769; several glosses signed A.Sh.L.F – R. Avraham Shimshon Levi Fubini, a Turin Torah scholar, his responsa were published in Pachad Yitzchak and Responsa Shemesh Tzedakah.
Inscription on title page and final page of vol. II.
On the verso of the title page, instructions and prayers for Shabbat and the High Holidays, following the rite of the Ferrara community.
Detailed birth records on the front endpaper, from 1815-1883, mentioning various family members of the writer. Death records from the same family from 1841-1858.
Ownership inscription in French at the end of the first volume: "Israel Malvano". There was a R. Yisrael Malvano who disseminated Torah at the end of the 18th century in Carmagnola (Piedmont).

Vol. I: [185] leaves. Lacking [12] leaves at beginning (partially replaced in handwriting) and leaves [16, 28-29]; Vol. II: [189] leaves. 27-28 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Tears, open tears and defects, affecting text, repaired in part with paper (handwritten text replacement in a few places). Leaves of vol. II trimmed close to text in several places, with damage to text and some glosses. Inscriptions. Censorship expurgations. Old bindings, damaged.

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