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[HAGGADAH].

Haggadah shel Pesach. [London Passover Haggadah].

Stock Code
99787
London, William Tooke (printer), 1770
£13,500

Extremely scarce Ashkenazic Passover Haggadah, printed in London the same year of Alexander's first English Haggadah.

In the 1770s, several Hebrew prayer-books and Haggadot were printed in London for the first time by three different Jewish publishers A. Alexander and Son, David Levi and a
new Jewish publishing house, responsible for publishing the offered book, established
by Isaac ben Yedidi, Moshe ben Gershon and Ya'akov ben Issaschar. Unlike Levi and
Alexander who included English translations in their publications - this group printed books exclusively in Hebrew and Yiddish.
Their first publication is said to have been the Toledoth Jacob, a work written by an immigrant Polish scholar named Jacob Eisenstadt. It was followed by a portly liturgy book with Yiddish translation published in 1770 1 in three quarto volumes.
All publications by these printers are considered to be very rare, with only a small number of surviving copies.

Yaari lists this Haggadah twice, by mistake (197 is

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Description

First edition, 8vo, (16.7 x 12 cm); title within ornamental border; text in Hebrew, Yiddish and Aramaic. Some staining and browning to pages, as expected. Modern brown morocco boards. Exlibris of Eliyahu Reichmann of Jerusalem to inner front cover. 50 ll.

Bibliography

Yudlov 295; Yaari 166, 197; Vinograd, London 50.

Stock ID:99787

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