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Ashkenazi Machzor  SabbionettaCremona 1557

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Year-round Machzor according to Ashkenazi custom, with the commentary of R. Binyamin ben Meir Halevi. Sections I and II. Sabbionetta: Tobias Foa, and Cremona: Vincenzo Conti, [1557-1560].
The first section of the machzor was printed by Tobias Foa in Sabbionetta, but printing was halted due to the closure of Foa's printing press. The printing was then moved to Cremona, where the machzor was completed on the printing press of Vincenzo Conti. The second section was printed twice, with several typographical differences between the two editions (see: M. Benayahu, Hebrew Printing in Cremona, Jerusalem, 1971, pp. 141-178). Most of the pages in this copy match the variant referred to by Benayahu as "partial", but some pages match the other variant, referred to as "whole".
Incomplete copy, (39 leaves missing). Many handwritten pages (semi-cursive Ashkenazi script, second half of 17th century or first half of 18th century) are bound between the machzor's original pages and at the end of the volume. The handwritten pages include selichot and piyyutim not included in the printed machzor, including piyyutim such as: "The nations are as naught compared to You", "The nations worship idols...", many of which were censored from the printed machzorim. Ancient glosses to several pages.
Ancient ownership inscriptions preceding the title page: "This machzor belongs to the distinguished woman Baila bat Zeligman"; "Binyamin ben Shmuel"; and others, as well as a copy of the piyyut "Atah Hu Elokeinu" in square script. Page 192b contains family inscriptions: "For these I cry... for my father... who passed away on Jan 13, 1695... Shmuel Ben Binyamin Bernheim." "For these I cry... for my mother, who passed away on March 22, 1713..." The final page contains further inscriptions: "I bought this machzor for a crown... Shmuel ben Aharon" and others. The final page of the manuscript pages at the end of the machzor contain birth inscriptions from 1741-1749.
Incomplete copy (39 out of 394 leaves missing). 85, 88-92, 94-95, 97-104, 109-192, 194-224, 229-236, 246-247, 250-251, 253, 256, 261-289, 292-343, 345-348, 352-363, 365-379, 381-392, [2] leaves (originally: 392, [2] leaves) + [29] and [16] manuscript leaves, bound at the beginning (after page 8) and end of the volume. Leaves 2-3 are bound incorrectly before page 8. Leaf 87 is replaced by a handwritten page. 17.5 cm. Condition varies; overall good-fair condition. Stains and wear; tears to several pages with minimal damage to text. Loose and detached pages. Original leather binding; damaged.
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Ashkenazi Machzor SabbionettaCremona 1557

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Sep 12, 2017
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0024: Ashkenazi Machzor SabbionettaCremona 1557

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Est. $2,200 - $4,000Starting Price $0
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Lot 0024 Details

Description
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Year-round Machzor according to Ashkenazi custom, with the commentary of R. Binyamin ben Meir Halevi. Sections I and II. Sabbionetta: Tobias Foa, and Cremona: Vincenzo Conti, [1557-1560].
The first section of the machzor was printed by Tobias Foa in Sabbionetta, but printing was halted due to the closure of Foa's printing press. The printing was then moved to Cremona, where the machzor was completed on the printing press of Vincenzo Conti. The second section was printed twice, with several typographical differences between the two editions (see: M. Benayahu, Hebrew Printing in Cremona, Jerusalem, 1971, pp. 141-178). Most of the pages in this copy match the variant referred to by Benayahu as "partial", but some pages match the other variant, referred to as "whole".
Incomplete copy, (39 leaves missing). Many handwritten pages (semi-cursive Ashkenazi script, second half of 17th century or first half of 18th century) are bound between the machzor's original pages and at the end of the volume. The handwritten pages include selichot and piyyutim not included in the printed machzor, including piyyutim such as: "The nations are as naught compared to You", "The nations worship idols...", many of which were censored from the printed machzorim. Ancient glosses to several pages.
Ancient ownership inscriptions preceding the title page: "This machzor belongs to the distinguished woman Baila bat Zeligman"; "Binyamin ben Shmuel"; and others, as well as a copy of the piyyut "Atah Hu Elokeinu" in square script. Page 192b contains family inscriptions: "For these I cry... for my father... who passed away on Jan 13, 1695... Shmuel Ben Binyamin Bernheim." "For these I cry... for my mother, who passed away on March 22, 1713..." The final page contains further inscriptions: "I bought this machzor for a crown... Shmuel ben Aharon" and others. The final page of the manuscript pages at the end of the machzor contain birth inscriptions from 1741-1749.
Incomplete copy (39 out of 394 leaves missing). 85, 88-92, 94-95, 97-104, 109-192, 194-224, 229-236, 246-247, 250-251, 253, 256, 261-289, 292-343, 345-348, 352-363, 365-379, 381-392, [2] leaves (originally: 392, [2] leaves) + [29] and [16] manuscript leaves, bound at the beginning (after page 8) and end of the volume. Leaves 2-3 are bound incorrectly before page 8. Leaf 87 is replaced by a handwritten page. 17.5 cm. Condition varies; overall good-fair condition. Stains and wear; tears to several pages with minimal damage to text. Loose and detached pages. Original leather binding; damaged.

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