We recently purchased a rather extraordinary Haggadah printed in Pisa in 1806. It is interesting to think of the original audience for this particular book: a group of Tuscan diaspora Jews in the early 19th century. What was the Seder like where this Haggadah was first present?
What makes this edition so exciting are the eighty woodcut illustrations that take the reader through all phases of Passover.
Then, the Haggadah presents the annual retelling of the liberation of the Jews from Egypt. It is a beautifully illustrated epic.
Rare BM675.P4A3 1806.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
|Setting out on the journey|
|Our own Webster Hall|
|The somber, romantic end|