The Ashkenazi Haggadah, New York 1985 (50517)

הגדה של פסח - Only Edition

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Lot Number: 50517
Title (English): The Ashkenazi Haggadah (facsimile)
Title (Hebrew): הגדה של פסח
Note: Only Edition
Author: A Hebrew Manuscript of The Mid - 15th Century
City: New York
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 1985
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

A very good copy  bound as issued with slipcase.


Detail Description

Full title: The Ashkenazi Haggadah: A Hebrew Manuscript of the Mid-15th Century from the Collections of the British Library; Written and Illuminated by Joel Ben Simeon Called Feibusch Ashkenazi; With a Commentary Attributed to Eleazar Ben Judah of Worms. Introduction, Notes on the Illuminations, Transcription, and English Translation by David Goldstein.

During the Middle Ages, in the centres of Jewish culture in Europe, many illuminated Haggadot were produced. Once considered to be amongst the finest and held at the British Library in London, it is the 15th-century manuscript by Joel ben Simeon, who lived in medieval Germany. The majority of its 98 pages of Ashkenazi script are illuminated with initials and other ornaments and there are miniatures illustrating the Passover story and the Seder feast itself. It is reproduced in this volume, together with a transcript and a translation, so that the book may be used, as intended, at Passover ceremonies. The medieval commentary in the margins of the text is often inscribed in the form of domestic objects, animals and creatures of all kinds and is also translated here. 


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