AUCTION 63 | Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic and Ceremonial Art

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Lot 108


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). One small neat paper repair on title leaf, trace foxed, wine stained. Original raised floral-patterned brown boards, skillfully resewn and with repaired spine. 12mo. Yudlov 779; Yaari 562; Yerushalmi 93; Goldman 125.

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

Est: $60,000 - $80,000
<<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 most desired high-spots in any collection of American Judaica.>> For just one other copy of this Hagadah sold by Kestenbaum & Company, see Fine Judaica, May 27th, 2010, lot 96 (the Gratz College copy).