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Gift of Donald Feldstein and Peter Feldstein
Form of Prayers for the Feast of New Year, with English Translation, revised edition (New York: Hebrew Publishing Co.), with text in Hebrew and English. The binding is identified by a slip pasted to the rear flyleaf as made in Czecho-Slovakia; the front flyleaf is inscribed "To Jack Feldstein for his Bar Mitzvah From Mr & Mrs I. Rubin Feb. 6, 1926".
The unusual binding has celluloid panels which are held to the
boards with brass fittings and a celluloid spine strip. A copper
panel with velvet onlays has been affixed to the top board; it in
turn is held in place with several pieces of bone (perhaps ivory)
with sculpted figures. The endsheets are gilt-printed paper, all
edges of the text block have been gilt, and a foreedge clasp has been
welded to the brass fittings.
A portion of the gilt-printed endsheets: