Passover Hagadah.

AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 25

Passover Hagadah.

Manuscript in Hebrew, written in brown ink in square- (Hagadah text) and semi-cursive-hand (instructions and hand commentary) <<on vellum.>> ff. 22. Modern calf, slip-case. 8vo.

Byzantine: 14th-15th century

Est: $30,000 - $50,000
<<A MAGNIFICENT HAGADAH OF MEDIEVAL FRANCO-GERMAN ORIGIN. >> Although the text seems to follow the Spanish rite as is apparent from the Grace after Meals, the instructions appear to follow Aschkenazic custom. Along the margins of ff. 17-18, appear glosses from one “Hillel” compiling the laws of lulav, in a lighter brown ink than the manuscript itself. It is unclear why these laws would appear in this Hagadah. Final three pages consist of the She’arim of R. Yitzchak of Dura - an index of the laws found in the Sha’arei Dura.