Lot 6: Machzor for Yom Kippur, According to the Roman Rite - Vellum Manuscript - Italy, 15th Century
15 November 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Vellum manuscript, Machzor according to the Roman rite - prayers, Selichot and piyyutim for Yom Kippur and for Aseret Yemei Teshuva. [Italy, 15th century]. Thick volume. Ink on vellum. Handsome scribal writing in semi-cursive Italian script, vowelized. With unvowelized instructions in semi-cursive script. Initials in square Italian script. The manuscript begins with the vidui (confession) for the individual Shacharit prayer and contains all the repetition of Shacharit (chazarat hashatz), the Torah reading and Haftarah, Musaf, Mincha, with its Torah reading and Haftarah, Ne'ilah and many piyyutim of Selichot for Yom Kippur and for Aseret Yemei Teshuva. Colophon on page 80b: "Completed the seder of Rosh Hashanah and of Yom Kippur ". On the following leaves are Selichot for Aseret Yemei Teshuva, Selichot for Yom Kippur eve, Selichot for Shacharit of Yom Kippur, Selichot for Shabbat and Yom Kippur, Selichot for Minchah of Yom Kippur and Selichot for Ne'ilah. On the bottom of page [112a] is a concluding colophon: "The Selichot of Yom Kippur are completed, praise to He who brings down and raises", followed by a few other piyyutim. The piyyutim are arranged according to the Roman rite. This manuscript slightly varies from the common arrangements in manuscripts and in print and from the description of Shadal in his composition "Mavo L'Machzor K'Minhag Bnei Rome" (Livorno, 1857). For the list of piyyutim and their place in the machzor, please see the Hebrew description.  vellum leaves. 26 cm. Most leaves are in good condition, several are in fair condition, stains and wear. Faded ink on several leaves. New leather binding.