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[HAGGADAH].

Haggadah shel Pesach... Service for the Two First Nights of Passover.

According to the Custom of the Spanish, Portuguese, and German Jews.

Stock Code
101520
London, David Levi, 1794
£12,000

Combined Ashkenazic and Sephardic Haggadah published by David Levi, one of the pioneers of Jewish printing in London.

Starting from 1770s, several Hebrew prayer-books and Haggadot were printed in London for the first time by three different Jewish publishers A. Alexander and Son; Yedidya, Gershon and Issachar; David Levi.
All publications by these printers are considered to be very rare, with only a small number of surviving copies.

David Levi (1740-1801), was in fact an erudite Whitechapel cobbler and one of the most remarkable characters of 18th-century English Jewry. He was born in London and after failing to make a living as a shoemaker, went to the other extreme and became a hatter, meanwhile continuing his studies at the Great Synagogue of London. In 1783 he produced, for the enlightenment of the Gentile world, a succinct account of the Rites and Ceremonies of the Jews, in which their religious principles and tenets

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Description

First edition. 4to, (21.5 x 13 cm); contemporary brown calf boards with gilt borders slightly rubbed, spine with gilt floral decorations, edges browned. Text in Hebrew and English. [1], 39, [3] ll.

Bibliography

Yaari 254. Not in Yerushalmi.

Stock ID:101520

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