Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Parma Psalter: Palatina Library of Parma, MS. Parm. 1870 (Cod. De Rossi 510) [Facsimile] (Complete in 2 volumes)

Facsimile Editions, n/d. Limited edition. Hardcover. 4to. 1/550. 452pp. The facsimile is bound in the finest vellum, with a havana-sheepskin spine. Gold-tooled, and then weathered and aged by hand, the facsimile has a green morocco label on which is stamped the volume's title. The original quire formation of the manuscript has been scrupulously observed. Of all medieval Hebrew manuscript Psalters (tehillim), one of the earliest and most important to survive is the masterpiece Ms. Parm. 1870 (Cod. De Rossi 510), the treasure of the Palatina Library in Parma, Italy. This profusely illuminated book of Psalms was written and decorated in about 1280, probably in Emilia in Northern Italy. Its 452 pages contain the biblical text in a clear, large vocalized Hebrew hand. Each psalm is illuminated and numbered, and many are exquisitely illustrated with musical instruments or with scenes described in the text. In Hebrew. Fine condition. vg. Item #29339

Price: $2,700.00

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