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[HAGGADAH]. LEVI, David (translator).

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 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 opposite 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 are explained.

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Description

First edition; 4to (215 x 130 mm); text in Hebrew and English, contemporary brown calf, boards with gilt ruled borders, slightly rubbed, spine with floral decorations in gilt, edges browned; [1], 39, [3] ll.

Bibliography

Yaari 254. Not in Yerushalmi.

Stock ID:101520

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