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Obj. ID: 35628
Jewish printed books
  Birkat ha-mazon, Prague, circa 1760

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Unknown,

This text was prepared by William Gross:

This edition of the Birkat Hamazon appears to be an unrecorded publication. It is not listed inany of the standrd Hebrew printing bibliographies. There is no date on the title page, but it is listed as being during the reign of Maria Theresa which lasted from 1740 to 1780, so the date, 1760, is approximate. The book is missing last 3 pages.

An interesting aspect of this edition is the use of a title page woodcut from an earlier printer in a different city. That printer was Shabbtai Bass from the German city of Dyhernfurth, where he was active during the last decade of the 17th century. somehow the woodcut block found its way to Prague where is was used anew. The musical notes at the top refer to the name Bass in a musical sense.

The book contains many illustrations of the type used in the minhagim books.      

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Name/Title
Birkat ha-mazon | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
circa 1760
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Unknown (Unknown)
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Unknown
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Period
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Material/Technique
Paper, Ink, Letterpress, Woodcut
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Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
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Height
19.8 cm
Length
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18 cm
Depth
1.8 cm
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Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
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Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
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Group
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Binding
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Summary and Remarks
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