Volume 1: Haggadah facsimile. Unpaginated (112pp). Exquisite facsimile of the medieval illuminated Hebrew manuscript "Die Darmstädter Pessach - Haggadah, codex orientalis 8." Illustrations printed in eight-colors with delicate gold foil overprinting by Adolph Fürst & Sohn. Volume 2: Commentary text volume . Both volumes are bound in quarter leather with blind-stamped lettering on spine. 129, pp. Illustrated with two full-page b/w photographic reproductions of the front and the rear of the original Darmstadt Haggadah binding. Text in German and English. Complete as issued. 1 of 600 copies issued. Text volume contents: Erich Zimmermann. Zur Einführung. Introduction. Joseph Guttmann. Die Sonderstellung der Darmstädter Pessach - Haggadah und die Beschreibung der Handschrift 16. The Significance of the Darmstadt Passover Haggadah and the Description of the Manuscript. Paul Pieper. Die Miniaturen der Darmstädter Pessach - Haggadah. The Miniatures of the Darmstadt Passover Haggadah. Hermann Knaus. Der Einband der Darmstädter Pessach - Haggadah. The Cover of the Darmstadt Passover Haggadah. Anmerkungen. Notes. The publication date spans two years because the Plates volume was published in 1971 and the text volume was published in 1972. commentary by Joseph Gutmann, Hermann Knaus, Paul Pieper and Erich Zimmerman. Artistic direction by Gotthard de Beauclair with printing by Enschede en Zonen in Holland and Adolph Furst & Sohn in Berlin, bound by hand by Willy Pingel in Heidelberg. Full and part-page miniatures and decorated initials (with tissue guards) wonderfully printed in color and gold on thick paper faithfully replicating the look, feel, and imperfections of the original parchment leaves. This medieval Jewish manuscript, produced in the late 14th or early 15th century by the scribe Israel Ben Meir, is according to August L. Meyer the "most distinguished of all early northern Haggadahs". The set weighs 10 pounds before packaging. There would be additional shipping charges, depending on destination. 360 x 260 mm, 14 x 10¼ inches, the facsimile volume contains 58 unnumbered leaves, 9 with decorated initial word panels, and 15 with beautiful part or full page miniatures around the initial letters, all in vibrant colours and gold leaf, tissues laid in to protect miniatures. 2 further full page miniatures on the last 2 leaves are not connected with the text but represent the Courtly Chase and the Fountain of Youth. Volume II contains 129 pages. Both volumes bound in quarter brown calf and cream cloth, spine of Volume I with blind stamped decoration, Volume II with blind stamped title, each in original cloth bound slipcase. Covers to Volume I slightly foxed along the edges, slipcase to Volume I also foxed, otherwise a very good clean tight set. The manuscript had been issued in facsimile in 1927 in an edition of 350 copies but "the quality of its reproduction in no way matches up to present-day technical standards" (Introduction). Originating in the 13th century this manuscript was probably produced in the late 14th or early 15th century. The scribe Israel Ben Meir from Heidelberg signs his name in the colophon on folio 56v. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: DIE DARMSTADTER PESSACH-HAGGADAH: Codex ...
Publisher: Propylaen Verlag. 1971-1972
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Hardcover in slipcase
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
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