Machsor Lipsiae: 68 Facsimile Plates of the Mediaeval, Illuminated, Hebrew Manuscript in the Possession of the Leipzig University Library
Katz, Elias; Narkiss, Bezalel; Müller, Johannes
Folio. Portfolio of 68 full-color facsimile plates (some double sized). With hardcover "Textband - Commentaries" 112pp. and 30pp. in Hebrew, in half-case. And with three-fold subscription prospectus. Facsimiles and text volume housed in illuminated case. Striking facsimile of the famous 14th-century Jewish Holiday Prayer Book, an illuminated Hebrew manuscript (see below). English/German. Some tearing along edges of case, scuff marks, small spots of white paint to front of cover. Slipcase of text volume unglued from it's position inside case cover. Plates and book in very good condition.
A Jewish Prayer Book for holidays. It has the complete cycle of the Jewish Year and is ornamentally and figuratively illustrated. The "Machsor Lipsiae" [Machsor of the city of Leipzig] also gives a picture of the customs and ceremonies of the Jewish Communities in Southern Germany during the 14th Germany, when this was published. The style of the illustrations [mainly Biblical scenes] is "oberrheinische Buchmalerei" [Book Illumination of the Upper Rhine area], as represented in the"St. Galler Weltchronik-Handschrift" or the "Manessische Liederhandschrift". One of the authors can possibly be identified as the author of the famous "Bird's Head Haggadah". (Source: Deutsches Historisches Museum)
Book ID: 8194