ANtique 1857 Ivory and ormolu Jewish Prayer book Highly ornate


This 1857 Antique Jewish prayer book has an ivory front with carved leaves and beautiful metal work. The edges of the book cover solid brass and the sides and back are either thin sheets of ivory or possibly celluloid. I am leaning towards the ivory but I can't guarantee that. I can guarantee the front is. I have a LOT more photos on photobucket so you can really see it better. The link is here
The red material backing looks to be hand embroidered. The book measures 5" x 3 7/8" and is 1 3/4" thick. It has an ornate metal hinge closure as well. The inside of the book reads " The Form of Daily Prayers according to te custom of the German and Polish Jews with New Translation by Joseph Guns. Vienna 1857 Published by Jos. Schlesinger Library L. Seitenstettengasse 5. Made in Austria. THe book has rich gilding on the edges and is in very good condition. a few pages had a little bending on the side edges, and some shelf wear on the back. Considering it is over 155 years old.It has 679 pages. It is half in English and half in Hebrew.
This is a real treasure to have been so well kept and loved all these years.

VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our pieces regardless of which site it comes from.All layaway payments will need to be in the form of a check or money order only. Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us. 

Please use this number when ordering jm6043
If you want to see more of these pretties this is the link to my etsy store.

Item Details

Reference #:
Books, Paper & Magazines
Antiques (approx100yrs)
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
very good