The Rothschild Miscellany.Facsimile Editions 1989
1/550. 2 volume set. Blind-tooled, goatskin covers with head and tail bands and secured by four silver clasps. Comes with a cloth-bound hinged slipcases for both volumes. The Rothschild Miscellany is a Renaissance era Hebrew manuscript, commissioned by Moses ben Yekuthiel Hakohen in 1479. It is widely considered to be the greatest work of Hebrew manuscript art from this period. From the beginning the miscellany was designed to cover in minute detail the wide ranging customs of religious and secular Jewish life. The miscellany includes more than 37 religious and secular works. The religious books include Psalms, Proverbs and Job as well as a yearly prayer book including the Passover Haggadah. The secular books include philosophy and morality. The artwork for the miniatures, with their landscapes and spatial perspectives, demonstrate Renaissance influence and likely were produced in a Christian workshop in Ferrara. The work closely resembles the Borso d'Este Bible. Commentary volume, produced by five scholars, offers a technical discussion of the artwork and paleography and background on Hebrew manuscripts and Renaissance art. This volume is illustrated with full-color plates. Text in Hebrew. Minor shelf wear on slipcases. Slipcases in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition.
Edition: Limited edition
Book ID: 27645