Auction 67 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Sep 18, 2019 (Your local time)
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LOT 41:

Manuscript - Chazania - Cantor's Machzor for Yom Kippur, Corfu Rite, Greece, 1813/1814

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Manuscript, "My Chazania for Yom Kippur, I, the writer Binyamin Chai Cantoni" - Cantor's machzor, for Yom Kippur, according to the rite of the Corfu community. [Corfu, Greece], 1813/1814.
Square, vocalized script on thick, high-quality paper. The manuscript begins with a "title page" stating the name of the writer - R. Binyamin Chai Cantoni.
On p. 5b, Prayer for the Monarch, containing one line in Italian: E dia sempre Gloria & Vittoria (and always give glory and victory - the name of the king is not indicated).
On p. 41, a longer version of Baruch SheAmar. This unique version was printed by R. Shem Tov Gaguine in his book Keter Shem Tov, under the heading: "The text of Baruch SheAmar which I found in a manuscript siddur for the Three Festivals, according to an early Corfu rite.
40, [2], 41-108 leaves. 22 cm. Good condition. High-quality, thick paper. Stains. Several detached leaves. Original leather binding, with tears and damage.
There are several extant manuscripts by R. Binyamin Chai Cantoni: JTS MS 4341 - Chazania for Yom Kippur, according to Corfu rite, 1816; NLI MS 9211 - Machzor for the Three Festivals, Corfu rite, 1820; Jewish community of Ferrara, MS 86 - Prayers for the nights of the festivals, Romaniote rite, 1820.

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