Machzor Kephi Minhag Roma [Festival prayers according to Italian rite]

AUCTION 47 | Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 191

Machzor Kephi Minhag Roma [Festival prayers according to Italian rite]

With commentary Kimcha De’Avishona by Yochanan Treves and commentaries of Maimonides and Obadiah Sforno. Two volumes. Titles within elaborate frames, many initial letters within cartouches. Corrections and scattered marginalia in an old Italian hand, including a lengthy marginalium to the Passover Hagadah Vol. I: ff. 200, mispaginated (collates as per Adams). * Vol. II: ff.189. A made-up copy, several leaves remargined, both titles wanting some ornamentation, light stains and marginal worming. Uniform modern calf. Folio Vinograd, Bologna 16; Y.Y. Cohen, no. 7; Adams J-200

Bologna: Menachem b. Abraham of Modena & Partners 1540

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Prayers for the entire year, including Passover Hagadah, Ethics of the Fathers, the Books of Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Jonah and Ecclesiastes, various laws relating to birth, family purity, marriage, burial, etc. With the first edition of Treves’ commentary elucidating the subject matter of the prayers and the meaning and derivation of phrases. For a thorough, scholarly discussion of this Roman rite, see Samuel David Luzzatto, Mavo le-Machzor Bnei Roma, with notes and additional material by Daniel Goldschmidt, and a bibliography by Y. Y. Cohen (Tel-Aviv, 1966)