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Birkhat haMazon; Haggadah Shel Pesah, Amsterdam 1723

ברכת המזון; הגדה של פסח - Haggadah - Illustrated

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  • Lot Number 51836
  • Title (English) Birkhat haMazon; Haggadah Shel Pesah
  • Title (Hebrew) ברכת המזון, הגדה של פסח
  • Note Haggadah - Illustrated
  • City Amsterdam
  • Publisher Isaac de Cordova, Printing House
  • Publication Date 1723
  • Estimated Price - Low 500
  • Estimated Price - High 1,000

  • Item # 2038708
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Physical Description

71 ff., quarto, 180:135 mm., age, food & wine staining, close cropped margins occasionally touching running titles, title crudely lined on front, small loss of text on f. 47, scattered worming, bound in later boards, rubbed.

Numerous woodcut illustrations


Detail Description

With illustrations and Yiddish commentary. This quarto edition of the Amsterdam Haggadah and Grace after Meals printed by Isaac di Cordova is one of the most beautiful of the series produced by Cordova. Its woodcuts are often reproduced to illustrate specific Jewish customs.

Isaac Hezekiah ben Jacob de Cordova came from a Sephardic family with a printing trade tradition. His father Jacob Chaim de Cordova was born in Brazil, and following his arrival in Amsterdam learned the the printing trade and worked at several Jewish presses there. From c.1706 Isaac printed Hebrew and Spanish books at his own press. In 1709 he moved his press to Hamburg where he purchased some more printing equipment. He printed a total of 6 works in Hamburg before returning to Amsterdam and resuming operations there in 1714. He remained in the printing business for a further 15 years, until 1730, both printing and selling books. From time to time he printed in Yiddish as well.


Hebrew Description

עם ציורים יפים ומשלים נאים בהעתקת ע"ט [עברי טייטש], ועם ביאור חדש מעשה אלפס מאת הר"ר בן ציון בהרה"ג ר' ירמיהו עקיבא ז"ל אלפס. גם... ברכת המזון ושיר השירים.

נדפס דף-על-דף על-פי אמשטרדם תפ"ב. הציורים זהים בשתי ההוצאות.



Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960  # 000182591; Yudlov 145