Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 1,500
Estimate $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

Service for the Two First Nights of Passover: in Hebrew and English. According to the custom of the German and Polish Jews, with eight copper-plates, relating to the service / carefully revised and corrected by Isaac Levi. London, Barnett press, [1843]. Special copy.

[1] page copper-plate, 71 [1] pp, among the leaves [4] pp copper-plates, 31 cm.

Haggadah with an English translation on facing pages and an Ashkenazic translation in block script of the liturgical poems, "Adir Hu," "Echad mi Yode'ah" and "Chad Gadya."

Special copy: engraving preceding the title page: "Picture of our rabbi the complete sage, the great genius Rabbi Shlomo son of the Admor, the great genius, our rabbi Tzvi ZTz"L. Av Beit Din of the holy community of Ashkenazim of London and the state. List of the dynasty of the geniuses Rabbi Heschell and Chacham Tzvi ZTz"L." The Rev. Solomon Hirschell. The commonly found Haggadahs do not contain this portrait. A Haggadah with Rabbi Hirschell's portrait was bibliographically listed according to this copy. See: Otzar HaSefer HaIvri HaMemuchshav listing no. 70844.

There are several books known which were printed when Rabbi Hirschell served as a rabbi and to which his portrait was added. However, Rabbi Hirschell passed away in October 1842 and this haggadah was printed in 1843! and it was not noted that he had passed away. Ya'ari 629, Otzar HaHaggadot 863, without Rabbi Hirschell's portrait.

Moderate condition. Usage stains. Restoration in the upper part of the portrait.

Passover Haggadahs