Mahzor Eretz Israel [Yisrael] - A Geniza Codex [LIMITED EDITION OF 300 COPIES]
Yahalom, Joseph / Engel, Edna
Place of Publication
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
RARE LIMITED EDITION OF 300 COPIES. This is COPY No.212. This book is a facsimile edition of "Machzor Eretz Israel", one of the oldest medieval Jewish manuscripts in Hebrew. This is a prayer codex of some 90 pages which was composed in Palestine prior to the 10th century CE. It was preserved in the Cairo Genizah and was later spread among various libraries in Europe and North America. The codex was recollected and reconstructed by Joseph Yahalom, who along with Edna Engel has added a preface and an index to the facsimile. The codex features a very elegant script and various prayers and customs that did not survive in later prayer books. 345x240mm. 42+96 pages. Grey cloth Hardcover with illustrated dust-jacket. Gilt lettering on spine. Jacket rubbed, wrinkled and dirty. Jacket edges/corners worn. Cover slightly curved. Spine edges slightly bumped. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare reconstruction of a medieval Jewish prayer from one of the oldest Jewish manuscripts is otherwise in very good condition.