FACSIMILE LEAF FROM THE ROTHSCHILD MISCELLANY
Place Published: London
Publisher: Facsimile Editions Publishers
Date Published: 
Book Id: 21698
Individual double-sided leaf, 20.5 x 15.8 cm, "float mounted on acid free board set in a double mount with a gold infill and hand drawn fold key lines." Recto of leaf has 2 miniature paintings set in gold borders, a painted vignette in the text, and a richly ornamented gilt initial letter.
Superb facsimile of this beautiful illuminated manuscript, "commissioned in 1470 in northern Italy . . . the most exquisite of all Hebrew illuminated manuscripts. The facsimile was printed in up to eleven colors on a specially milled vegetable parchment. Gold and silver were applied to most of the illuminations by hand." (all quotes from the publisher's label on back of mat).