Auction 78 Rare and Important Items
May 25, 2021
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LOT 27:

The Rothschild Miscellany – Elaborate Facsimile of a 15th Century Manuscript

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The Rothschild Miscellany – Elaborate Facsimile of a 15th Century Manuscript
The Rothschild Miscellany. An elaborate facsimile produced by The Israel Museum and Facsimile Editions, Jerusalem-London, 1989.
The Rothschild Miscellany, commissioned by Moshe ben Yekutiel HaKohen in 1479, is considered the most lavish of all Hebrew manuscripts. The Miscellany comprises more than 37 religious and secular works, including: Psalms, Proverbs, Iyov, a yearly prayer book with the Passover Haggadah, and philosophical, moralistic and scientific treatises. With vignettes illustrating the text, and ornate gold-leaf initial-word panels.
Copy no. 91, of a limited edition of 500 copies (altogether 550 copies were printed, including 50 AP – Ad Personam copies, which are identical to the regular copies).
Elaborate facsimile, with leather binding, with accompanying commentary volume (in English), each slipcased. Facsimile: [473] leaves. Commentary volume: 256 pages. Volumes: 21 cm. Slipcases: 24 cm. Good condition. Minor damage to bindings and cases.

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