AUCTION 48 | Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art Featuring an Exceptional Collection of American Judaica

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Lot 96


Seder Hagadah shel Pesach - Service for the First Two Nights of the Passover, in Hebrew and English: According to the Custom of the German & Spanish Jews. Translated into English by the late David Levi of London. Grace after Meal [or "meat"] in two columns: "Grace used by the German and Polish Jews" (Minhag Aschkenaz) and "Grace used by the Spanish Jews" (Minhag Sepharad) ff. 39, (4), (1 blank). Ex-library. Neat paper repairs, trace foxed, few light stains. Original raised floral-patterned boards, skillfully resewn and with new backstrip. 12mo Yudlov 779; Yaari 562; Yerushalmi 93

New York: S.H. Jackson 1837, (Hebrew chronogram: “Next Year in Jerusalem.”)

Est: $40,000 - $60,000
The First Hagadah Printed in America. "A case of American Jews declaring their cultural independence from the mother country." See A.J. Karp, Beginnings: Early American Judaica (1975) pp. 38. A celebrated and exceptionally rare edition. Certainly one of the very top high-spots in any collection of American Judaica.