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Service book (Jewish): Mahzor

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS MOCATTA 3
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Service book (Jewish): Mahzor
Date(s): 1555-1688
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 392 folios
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:



Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript Mahzor containing Jewish festival prayers for the whole year according to the Italian rite, with some additional prayers and ceremonies. On the last two leaves there are signatures of censors: Jacob Geraldino, 1555; Caesar Bellicosus, undated; Camillo Jaghel, 1619; Antonio Franc Enrique, 1688.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Hebrew. Square characters. Vocalised throughout.

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Reginald Arthur Rye, Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts forming the library of F D Mocatta (Harrison & Sons, London, 1904), 426-7.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Formerly held with other Jewish collections in the Mocatta Library of University College London.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.

Allied Materials

Related material:

University College London Special Collections also holds various other service books (Ref: MS MOCATTA 1, 4, 7-9, 12, 23, 25, 35).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Oct 2001

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