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Lot #    13331
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 1:39:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Mahzor (Ashkenaz)
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Liturgy - Illustrated]
City    Sulzbach
Publisher    Aaron ben Uri Lipmann Fraenkel
Publication Date    1719
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Volume 1 of 2 only. [1], 253 (should say 292) [12] ff., folio, 310:198 mm., wide margins, usual age and damp staining, scattered worming, tear in title (torn off piece attached to f.2). A good copy bound in modern boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Large prayer leaders mahzor according to the Ashkenaz rite. This volume, part one of two, has a sumptuous title page comprised of detailed depictions of Moses on the left with the tablets of the law and Aaron on the right with his priestly garments and the ketoret. At the top is a vignette of King David playing the harp with winged cherubim at the side; at the bottom is a vignette Jacob asleep, with angels ascending and descending the ladder to heaven. The text states that there are two [great] lights; the large light to rule (cf. Genesis 1:16) Shabbat, festivals, and Roshei Hadashim, and, and the small light to rule daily, Purim, Tisha bAv, kinnot, selihot, nissuin, and milah. It informs that the text is accompanied by commentaries according to Pardes. The title page is dated with the verse But I have trusted in your loving kindness; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation (Psalms 14:6). The verso of the title page has approbations. The text begins with decorative letters. It is set in large type and accompanied on the sides by the commentary of R. Moses Shadil in rabbinic type on the sides. This volume includes daily and Shabbat services, and includes selihot, Hallel, yoztros, Purim, Pesah, Shavuot, kinnot for Tisha bAv, nissuin, and milah. The volume concludes with Haderet Kodesh from Rabbenu Yonah. There is some decorative ornamentation within the volumena dn at the end an ornate tail-piece (strip) with Adam and Eve in the center and within its design a variety of wildlife.
          
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Reference
Description
   Vin Sulzbach 92; CD-EPI 0172406
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica