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Haggadah Shel Pesah, Otto Geismar, Berlin - Leipzig 1927

הגדה של פסח - Haggadah - Illustrated - First Edition

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  • Lot Number 51387
  • Title (English) Haggadah Shel Pesah
  • Title (Hebrew) הגדה של פסח
  • Note Haggadah - Illustrated - First Edition
  • Author Otto Geismar
  • City Berlin - (Leipzig)
  • Publisher Jalkut - (Rosch & Winter)
  • Publication Date 1927
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1930639
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Physical Description

First edition. [3], 3-46, 1, [2] pp., 215:168 mm., wide margins, light age toning, some damp staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth over boards, no spine.


Detail Description

Illustrated by Otto Geismar. Geismar uses Jugendstil minimalism with its very simple strong lines to draw characters by means of their bodily contours. The wise type is classically engrossed in books as he leans his covered head on his arm; the wicked type is dynamic, interactive and unbalanced (as in the Amsterdam and Chicago Haggadot). The outstretched fingers before the face suggest that he is taunting the wise type. The third and fourth children are differentiated by their open or closed posture (hands and feet).


Hebrew Description

ערוכה ומצוירה על-ידי אותו גייסמר.



Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000186150; Yudlov 3061; Yaari 2045