Collection of prayers, by David Franco Mendes.
ink on paper; 195 leaves (23.4 x 17.3 cm.); Provençal cursive Hebrew script
Abraham Shalom ben Mordechai Leon
The Jews of the Comtat Venaissin were distinctive for using a liturgy based on the old Provençal rite. This volume contains a set of liturgies from the Provençal rite, one from that of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, and the other from that of Carpentras. It contains a variety of prayer for the High Holidays, including:
(a) ashmorot for the six weekdays followed by one for the Fast of Gedalia;
(b) ashmorot for the ten Days of Awe;
(c) the Yom Kippur liturgy;
(a) the liturgy for the eve and morning of Rosh ha-Shanah.
Hebrew and Portuguese / Paper / 19,2 x 11,9 cm. / 142 +  pp. (first and last 4 ll. blank) / Square and Sephardic cursive and current writing / Title written in engraved ornamental frame pasted upon the page and coloured by hand / Text written in frame of 13,2 x 8,8 cm., ruled in red ink.