Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Pessah Hagada/ Haggadah Shel Pesach [VENICE, 1740, BILINGUAL HEBREW/ENGLISH VERSION]

Jerusalem: Lipshitz Press/ "Imprenta Liphshitz" 1952. Facsimile edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. 16 1/4 x11". 12 unpaginated double-sided leaves. Illustrated tan paper (faux-vellum) boards, with facsimile gilt lettering on the front cover. Beautifully decorated endpapers in gilt. This finely produced Passover Haggadah reproduces the contents (text) from the 1740 Venice Haggadah (see Yaari 116), and contains illustrations reproduced after the original woodcut engravings from 1609 and 1629 Venice Haggadahs (see Yerushalmi, plates 44 and 54 among others). The original 1740 edition had running marginal translation in Italian, here replaced by English. A facsimile of the original title page from that edition is reproduced on the final leaf of this book. The cover illustration of this book, in color, is taken from an image from the famed Sarajevo Haggadah. Pages visually reproduce the look of vellum from the original 1740 edition.

Text in Hebrew and English.

Binding with light rubbing to extremities. Light creasing and some spliting of the front hinge of the spine at the head and tail. Light rippling on the front cover. Interior with some light smudges to the front free endpapers. Bindning in good+, inteiror in very good+ condition overall. Scarce. g+ to vg+. Item #45733

Hebrew title: הגדה של פסח

Bibliographic Reference: Yaari 2417; Yudlov 4308

*Three versions of this publication were printed in 1952, one solely in Hebrew, one with Spanish translation, and one with English translation.

Price: $350.00

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