Jewish Torah Judaism Amsterdam c.1800 rare pocket book w/ clasps DutchBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Torah - Five Scrolls.
Published c. 1790-1830, Amsterdam by Katz Zellal, Sellers and Book Printers.
c. 600 pages. Text in Hebrew. Several small woodcuts.
Period full grained leather leather binding, spine with gilt bands & gilt decorated compartments, cover gilt ruled in outline, with the name of early owner L. Simmonds in gilt.
Lovely early hand made metal clasp with some tracery etching.
Binding is sound and tight. Some scuffing and rubbing, text block toned with old damp staining throughout. The age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Binding remains tight and sound. Interior contents show moderate spotting or foxing.
Lovely and fascinating late 18th/ early 19th century copy of the Torah from Jewish Dutch printers. Retains a handsome shelf appearance despite the age wear.
Book measures: 5 1/4" H X 3 1/4" W.