Seder Hagadah Shel Pesach

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 78

Seder Hagadah Shel Pesach

With commentary by Joseph of Padua. Each page within ornamental border, vertical woodcuts in margins with elongated cuts below. Printer’s device appears on f.4v. Borders decorated with ornamental design and numerous woodcuts. Order of Service in Judeo-Italian, Ladino and Yiddish in parallel columns on f.2v. Printer’s device on f.3v ff. 19 (of 22), lacking title and ff. 21-2 (Grace after Meals). Trimmed and stained, several leaves rehinged or remargined occasionally affecting text, f.4 laid to size.Marginalia. Recent half-roan, rubbed, lacking backstrip. 4to Yudlov 35; Yaari 27; Yerushalmi 34-37

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1599

Est: $4,000 - $6,000
The first illustrated Venetian Hagadah. “The four Hagadahs printed in Venice between 1599 and 1604 are of considerable historic importance. They are transitional experiments, occupying a place between the Mantua Hagadahs of 1560 and 1568, on the one hand, and the definitive Venetian editions of 1609 and 1629, on the other.” (Yerushalmi pp. 35-7). According to Yudlov the final two leaves (- here missing) might not have been originally issued with this Hagadah, but in fact printed elsewhere by Zanetti. Yudlov also notes the existance of variantions among copies of this important Hagadah