(Selichoth) [penitential prayers]

AUCTION 6 | Tuesday, November 17th, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 169

(Selichoth) [penitential prayers]

According to Aschkenazi rite. Printed without a title page. Initial text page enclosed by elaborate historiated woodcut border. Extensively censored (all presently decipherable) ff.105 (of 117) final 12 leaves supplied in facsimile.Wax stains, opening 8 leaves with marginal repairsModern morocco-backed marbled boards, slip-case. Sm.folio Vinograd, Augsburg 9; Rosenfeld, Augsburg 45

Augsburg: Chaim Schwartz 1536

Est: $8,000 - $10,000
Final page with 16th-century censor’s signature, demonstrating the lack of the final 8 leaves as being a very early occurrence. Indeed the heavily censored nature of the text suggests that the ecclesiastical authorities might have found the concluding leaves of this book to “offensive” to remain at all, and were thus entirely removed