Two Roman Rite Machzorim – Machzor, Part II – Venice, 1587 / Machzor, Part II – Venice, 1606

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Roman rite machzor, Part II – two editions printed in Venice in the late 16th – early 17th centuries:


1. Roman rite machzor, Part II, prayers for Elul, the Tishrei holidays, and public fasts. Venice: Zuan (Giovanni) di Gara, 1587.
The machzor was published at the initiative of the partners R. Chananya Finzi, R. Moshe Abolaffio and R. Meshulam Bassan.
Title within engraved border.
The present machzor includes printed marginal notes containing textual variations, commentaries and practices, many of them by R. Moshe Provençal and other Italian Torah scholars. Additional comments were printed at the end of the machzor (leaves 345-347). These comments show kabbalistic influence, for the first time in an Italian machzor. These are followed by a list of errata to the comments printed in both parts of the machzor.
Censor's signature on p. 344b.


7, 9-34, [36]-347, [1] leaves. Lacking 2 leaves: 8, 35 (leaf 8 replaced with corresponding leaf; presumably printed in Mantua 1676, together with other leaves printed to replace missing leaves in machzorim and siddurim). Approx. 16 cm. Gilt edges. Fair-good condition. Many stains. Minor wear to some leaves. Tears, including open tears to several leaves, affecting text, repaired in part with paper. Open tears to title page, affecting engraved border, repaired with paper. Worming, repaired in part with paper. Early leather binding, with silver clasps. Blemishes to binding.

See: A. Piattelli, Bibliografia shel Mahzorim ve-sidurim ke-minhag bene Roma, no. 25.


2. Roman rite machzor, Part II, prayers for Elul, the Tishrei holidays, and public fasts. Venice: Giovanni di Gara for Giovanni Bragadino, 1606.
Title within engraved border.
This edition was printed based on the Venice 1587 edition, and it includes the printed marginal notes. The notes were emended in this edition (based on the errata from the 1587 edition).


40, 42-279, 281-347 leaves. Lacking 2 leaves: 41, 280. 14.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Worming, slightly affecting text. Inner margins of some leaves reinforced with paper, with damage to text in several places. Title page trimmed with minor damage to lower part of engraved border. Many inscriptions. Old binding, with leather spine. Wear and blemishes to binding.



See: A. Piattelli, Bibliografia shel Mahzorim ve-sidurim ke-minhag bene Roma, no. 30.

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Prayer books