Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1927-1928. Limited edition. Hardcover. This striking two-volume set reproducing in facsimile the medieval illuminated Hebrew manuscript "Die Darmstädter Pessach-Haggadah, codex orientalis 8" is composed of:
- Die Darmstädter Pessach-Haggadah, codex orientalis 8 der Landesbibliothek zu Darmstadt aus dem vierzehnten Jahrhundert. Textband (1927): Quarto (7 1/2 x 11"). XI, , 313, pp (Text), 16 leaves (Plates). Original 3/4 morocco over decorative paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Frontispiece. Publisher's logo to title. Commentary text volume introducing a stunning medieval manuscript produced in the late 14th or early 15th century by the scribe Israel Ben Mair. According to August L. Meyer, this work is "the most distinguished of all early northern Haggadahs." Some rubbing along edges of binding. Previous owner's name in ink on upper margin of half-title. Minor and sporadic annotations in pencil (easily erasable) throughout. Text in German. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition.
- Die Darmstädter Pessach-Haggadah, codex orientalis 8 der Landesbibliothek zu Darmstadt aus dem vierzehnten Jahrhundert. Tafelband (1928): Folio (10 1/4 x 13 3/4").  leaf (Limitation page),  leaves (Facsimile Plates). Original 3/4 morocco over decorative paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. This facsimile volume contains 58 unnumbered leaves, 9 with decorated initial word panels, and 15 with beautiful in-text or full page miniatures around the initial letters, all in vibrant colors and gold leaf. Two further full page illustrations on the last 2 leaves are not connected with the text but represent the Courtly Chase and the Fountain of Youth. Sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Text in Hebrew. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition.
One of 350 copies, of which this is No. 316. g to vg. Item #40259