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Haggadah and History: A Panorama in Facsimile of 5 Centuries of the Printed Haggadah from the Collections of Harvard University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of Amer

Yerushalmi, Yosef H.

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ISBN 10: 0827600461 / ISBN 13: 9780827600461
Published by Jewish Pubn Society, 1976
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by Author on half page (signature only). Stated first edition. Fine to As New copy in Near Fine dustwrapper. The pages and covers are crisp, intact and unmarked. Slight yellow fading about 1/4 inches wide on top and bottom of pages, otherwise as new book. An inch or less long tear to dust jacket at bottom of spine- therefore near fine condition. Summary: Haggadah & History is much more than a history of the Passover story. It is also a mirror of the last five centuries in Jewish history as reflected in the haggadah itself. Two hundred facsimile plates reproduce representative pages from rare printed haggadot in two of the world's outstanding Judaica collections: the libraries of Harvard University and The Jewish Theological Seminary. This visual history is complemented by Professor Yerushalmi¿s fascinating historical introduction and richly detailed place descriptions. The result is a rare blend of scholarship and art. Bookseller Inventory # 000420

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Title: Haggadah and History: A Panorama in ...

Publisher: Jewish Pubn Society

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Haggadah & History is much more than a history of the Passover story. It is also a mirror of the last five centuries in Jewish history as reflected in the haggadah itself. Two hundred facsimile plates reproduce representative pages from rare printed haggadot in two of the world's outstanding Judaica collections: the libraries of Harvard University and The Jewish Theological Seminary. This visual history is complemented by Professor Yerushalmi’s fascinating historical introduction and richly detailed place descriptions. The result is a rare blend of scholarship and art.

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A panoramic view of the evolution of the Passover haggadah, from the beginnings of Hebrew printing into modern times.

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