Service for the First Nights of Passover, London 1878 (47942)

סדר הגדה לליל שמרים - Haggadah

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Lot Number: 47942
Title (English): Service for the First Nights of Passover
Title (Hebrew): סדר הגדה לליל שמרים
Note: Haggadah
Author: R. Abraham Perira Mendes
City: London
Publisher: יוסף יהושע ואללאינטיין
Publication Date: 1878
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

[4 - 1 marked II], [6], 4-37:4:37, 39-51:39:51, [3] pp., 8vo., 172:105 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
 

Detail Description

Added t.p.: Service for the first nights of Passover. According to the custom of the German and Polish Jews. With a compendium of the laws relating to the festival, and its observances; copious explanatory notes, and a new English translation. Fourth edition, carefully revised and corrected.

R. Abraham Perira Mendes (February 9, 1825, Kingston, Jamaica – April 18, 1893, New York), English rabbi and educator. He was the first master of the Beth Limud School of Kingston, but resigned in order to prepare in London, England for the vocation of preacher and rabbi. He studied under Dr. Meldola, the dayyan, and the Rev. D. A. de Sola, "the learned Hazzan" of the Sephardic community, and received his diplomas. He returned to Jamaica and became for a short time assistant to the Rev. Isaac Lopez, minister of the Kingston Sephardic congregation, but was soon called from that position to be the minister of the Montego Bay community. There he stayed until his wife's failing health compelled him, in 1851, to return to her milder native climate. Mendes was then elected minister and preacher in the Birmingham (Eng.) congregation, and remained there until 1858, when he moved to London, became head of the Neveh Zedek for six years, and established Northwick College, a school for Jewish youth. He continued meanwhile his ministerial duties and literary labors, and on the death of Haham Artom acted as preacher and dayyan for the Sephardic community of London. He was called to the ministry in the Newport (Rhode Island) congregation by the guardian Congregation Shearith Israel of New York in 1883, and continued its minister until his death ten years later.

He was the first among the Sephardim to publish a volume of sermons in English (1855). He translated the Daily Prayer-Book of the German Jews (Valentine's edition), and finished the translation of the Festival and Holy Day Books left incomplete by the death of Rev. D. A. de Sola. He published, besides, The Law of Moses, Post-Biblical History of the Jews (to fall of Jerusalem), Interlineary Translation of the Prayer-Book (German), and the Haggadah. He married Eliza, a daughter of Rev. D. A. de Sola of London.

 

Hebrew Description

כמנהג אשכנז ופולין. עם העתקה חדשה בלשון ענגליש על ידי... אברהם ב"ר יצחק פרירא מינדיז...בשנת מי ימלל ג'ב'ו'ר'ו'ת' ה''

עברית ואנגלית, עמוד מול עמוד, בספירת-עמודים מקבילה. הדינים באנגלית בלבד.
תרגום אשכנזי של הפיוט "אדיר הוא".

שער נוסף באנגלית.
המהדורה השלישית יצאה אף היא בלונדון בשנת תרל"ח.

 

References

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000185513; Yudlov 1505; Yaari 1132; JE