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Jewish traditions

Browse Shapero’s fine collection of collectible and iconic examples of highly-sought-after books and works on paper illustrating Jewish traditions across the continents and through the ages 

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  1. First edition. Folio. Contemporary half-calf binding, spine rubbed; browning to some pages. [5], vi-xiv, [5], 2-230 pp. Text in English with occasional Hebrew.

  2. First edition. Folio. Two vols bound together in a modern half-calf binding; slight browning to pages. [8], 1-64, [8], 65-133, [2] pp. Signed by I. Nathan on the bottom of the titles of both first and second vols. Insert of the Prospectus: 8vo, 2 ll., with some marginal tears, no loss of text.

  3. First edition, 8vo. Contemporary publisher's calf, gilt, rebacked, front cover detached, marbled edges; pages crisp and clean. [6], 53 pp.

  4. First edition. 8vo, (230 x 145 mm); contemporary calf-backed boards with gilt label to spine, edges and corners rubbed; occasional browning and staining to pages. 434 pp.

  5. 8vo, (194 x 130 mm); three volumes, original blue velvet boards, framed by metal silver-plated edges with working clasps, silver-plated corner ornaments to covers (corner ornaments missing on the back of vol. III); silver-plated engraved name plate to each volume's front cover and a silver-plated monogram to each volume's back cover. Gilt edges, textures cloth endpapers, pages crisp and clean. Vol. I - Rosh HaShana Machzor: [1], 102 ll.; Vol. II - Yom Kippur Machzor: [1], 169 ll.; Vol. III - Machzor Leshalosh Regalim: [1], 227 ll.

  6. Small folio, (39 x 29 cm); text in German, plates laid onto thick card with ornamental red border, edges gilt, publisher's pictorial red boards (restored, with a strip pastedown to spine) gilt, floral ornaments. Pages foxed (not affecting plates), one plate partially detached. Previous owner's signature to front endpaper.

  7. 4to (26 x 20 cm), 52 ll., title within decorative typographic border; double column Hebrew, Ladino and Aramaic text, 11 engraved illustrations in the text, most half-page, some a little larger; expected wine stains and other signs of ritual use; modern calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, with black label, lettered in English in gilt. A very good copy.

  8. First edition. Original illuminated dust jacket, beige cloth boards; viii, 501 pp. A fine copy.

  9. Third printing (first edition). Original clean brown cloth boards with illuminated spine, no dust jacket; clean crisp pages, on page with a small closed tear with marks of old tape; xviii, 3-623 pp. A very good copy.

  10. First edition, signed & inscribed by the author on half-title. Contemporary half vellum binding gilt. Many b/w illustration plates. xviii, 160 pp. A fine, crisp copy.

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