Hagadot Pesah Kedumot/ Early Passover Haggadas
The Trieste Haggadah, 1864, The Offenbach Haggadah, 1712 & the Prague Haggadah, 1526 |
Quartos, tan printed paper covered boards. Trieste: 43 pp., b/w illustrations throughout. Offenbach: 60 pp., with illustrations and decorative devices. Prague: 64 pp., with b/w illustrations along the margin and with decorative capitals throughout. All in a tan cloth covered drop-box with a green paper panel with lettering and illustration printed in purple ink.
All are in Hebrew. This set was printed in a numbered edition of 1000. Each of these Haggadot are famous in their own right. The Prague Haggadah was the first illustrated Haggadah. Only ten years after the publication of the venerable 1712 edition of the Amsterdam Hagadah, a Hagadah came out in the German city of Offenbach which reproduced almost all of the illustrations as that of Amsterdam. The main difference is that unlike the Hagadah of Amsterdam, which was the first to employ copperplate engravings, those in the Offenbach Hagadah were in woodcut. Another innovation was the learned commentary in the Offenbach Hagadah, Avodat HaGefen, by the Cabbalist Judah Leib ben Elijah, Rabbi of Horodets. In the words of the scholar Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi in Haggadah and History, “the Trieste Hagadah is the most distinguished illustrated edition [of the Haggadah] produced in Europe during the nineteenth century.”
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 20567