Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Passover Haggadah, with Italian Translation and Illustrations – Venice, 1629

Opening: $10,000
Passover Haggadah, "In the sacred tongue, translated into Italian, with several illustrations of all the wonders performed for our forefathers…". Venice 1629. Printed by Pietro, Alvise & Lorenzo Brag.
Haggadah, arranged according to the Roman custom. With Tzli Esh commentary by Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh of Modena [abridgement of Zevach Pesach by the Abarbanel], and an Italian translation [in Hebrew letters]. Each page is framed in an architectural arch. The Italian translation is printed on the side columns and the bottom of the pages. The Haggadah contains many woodcut illustrations and initials. The poem “Elmachtiger Gott” in Yiddish appears on the last page.
Haggadot in Ladino and in Yiddish were published simultaneously. This haggadah was the basis of several subsequent editions, which were printed in the same format.
[26] leaves. 33 cm. Fair condition. Spotting. Damages and professionally restored tears (with damage to text in several places). New handsome leather binding.
Ya'ari 41; Otzar HaHaggadot 55.
Rare and Important Items
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