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SEDER HATEFILLOS, AMSTERDAM 1771, WITH SIGNATURE OF PUBLISHER – YAAKOV DA SILVA MENDES. FINE COPY WITH ...
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SEDER HATEFILLOS, AMSTERDAM 1771, WITH SIGNATURE OF PUBLISHER – YAAKOV DA SILVA MENDES. FINE COPY WITH ATTRACTIVE BINDING.
Sephardic Prayer book for Sabbaths and weekdays. Published by Yaakov da Silva Mendes, Chazan of the Sephardic Synagogue in Amsterdam during the second half of the 18th century, and including his signature on p. 159b.
This Siddur was published for the Spanish and Portuguese Community, who included many former anusim (crypto–Jews) and this edition includes special memorial prayers for ancestors burnt at the stake by the Inquisition (pp. 156-157), a prayer for the Royal Family in Portuguese, and a Jewish calendar for the years 1770-1883, with instructions in Portuguese.
, 159,  pp. 10.5 x 17.5 cm. Excellent condition. Gilded edges. Very attractive binding.