Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Worms Machzor – Elaborate Facsimile

Opening: $400
Sold for: $2,125
Including buyer's premium
Facsimile of the Worms Machzor, elaborate manuscript from the 13th century. Vaduz, Lichtenstein: Cyelar Establishment, 1985. Including introductory volume.
Large elaborate facsimile on thick, parchment-like paper. Tooled leather binding, with metal corners and clasps. Copy 283/300.
The Machzor, which was written in 1272, served the synagogue of the Worms community for hundreds of years, until the synagogue was destroyed by the Nazis on Kristallnacht, November 1938. The Machzor was saved by the archivist of Worms, who hid it in the city's Cathedral. In 1957, the manuscript was transferred to the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem.
[225] leaves. Size of leaves: 31X39 cm. Very good condition. The facsimile and introductory volume are placed in a fine, fabric-covered, compartmented clamshell box. Minor damage to box.
Enclosed: In a separate folder, two illuminated facsimile leaves, from the second volume of the
manuscript of the Machzor (not reproduced in this facsimile).