Beith Tephilah [Week-day and Sabbath prayers]

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 218

Beith Tephilah [Week-day and Sabbath prayers]

According to Sephardic rite. Printed in red and black throughout. ff.(1),(195), lightly browned in places, label removed from rear pastedown, later gilt-ruled morocco, spine in compartments, a.e.g., gilt dentelles, 16mo Unknown to Vinograd and all other bibliographers

Vienna: della Torre 1857

Est: $2,500 - $3,000
Primarily printed in black with continuous flourishes in red - extending from two words (f.171r) to three entire pages - excluding a two-word head-note! (ff.81r-82r). The appearance here of typeface in red is often used to highlight a particularly poignant or solemn passage of the prayers, and yet at times the reason seems to be no more than bibliophilic fancy! AN UNRECORDED AND HIGHLY UNUSUAL PRAYER BOOK.