31 68 (HAGADAH). The Rebirth of Israel Pessach Haggadah. ONE OF 250 NUMBERED COPIES. Illustrated and designed by David Har-El. 54 color lithographs, with (as issued) 14 signed and numbered plates. Full text in Hebrew, with two introductory plates in English. Facsimile of Israel's Declaration of Independence laid in. Loose as issued in original velvet- lined wooden box. Fine condition. 13 x 19 inches (33 x 48 cm). (Israel), Adam Fine Arts, 1986. $1000 - $1500 ❧ An artistic Hagadah whose focus is to portray the Jewish People's return to Zion and the establishment and development of the State of Israel. 69 HELLER, YOM TOV LIPMANN. (“Tosfos Yom-Tov.”) Ma’adanei Yom Tov VeDivrei Chamudoth [novellae to the Ro’sh]. Third edition (first with this title). With bookplate of Yeshivath Chachmei Lublin. ff. (1), 6, 6-320 (mispaginated). Title supplied from a shorter copy, few leaves loose, previous owners’ marks, stained and browned in places. Contemporary calf, worn and simply rebacked. Folio. [Vinograd, Fürth 185.] Fürth, Tzvi Hirsch ben Chaim & Son, 1745. $400 - $600 ❧ The author originally entitled the present commentary Ma’adanei Melech (“Royal Delicacies”), based upon Jacob’s blessing of the tribe of Asher (Genesis XLIX:20) - the dual meaning referring both to the necessity of bread and to the delicacies of a king. Similarly, the dual purpose of the work itself, was to provide legal decisions of Halacha of relevance to all, along with intricate pilpulistic discourses for the pleasure of the scholar - who are considered as kings (“Man Malki Rabanan.”) However, the author’s detractors deviously misconstrued the meaning of the title as an insult to the reigning monarch and a portent of revolution. Indeed R. Heller was imprisoned and so upon release he judiciously altered the title to the more innocuous “Ma’adanei Yom Tov.” Of note, the title states that this work was “previously called Ma’adanei Melech”.