This text was prepared by William Gross: In the middle of the 19th century, in Paris, an enterprise was established to print a new set of Machzors with a French translation, apparently the first printing of a complete set of Machzors with French translation. The project was realized over a period of 11 years. At some point after the printing of the last section, that of Erev Yom Kippur, someone gathered them all and had them bound in a magnificent gold tooled leather bindings with very special gold printed end papers amd gilded page edges. Each section is preceded by a finely printed lithographic image from Torah readings for the holiday. The series was bound in five volumes.
This section, B.2557 , is for the festival of Shavuoth. At the end of the book is a subscription list, marked as the fifth for this project.
VIII, 398, 1 , translated by Elchanan ben Natanel Durlacher (1818-89)