Lot 16: Passover Haggadah with Illustrations - Bombay, India, 1846 - First Bene Israel Haggadah
November 15, 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Haggadah, with Marathi translation and illustrations. Bombay (India), . Lithograph of manuscript. Text and translation on facing pages. Original illustrations. Illustrated title page, with figures of Moshe and Aharon [inspired by the title page of the 1712 Amsterdam Haggadah]. Illustrations of the simanim of the Seder and the Seder ritual dish [inspired by the Livorno Haggadah illustrations]. The first Haggadah printed according to the custom of the Bene Israel Jews in India. , 35 [should be 36] leaves. 24 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Dampstains. New binding. Ya'ari Haggadot 656; Otzar HaHaggadot 895. Ya'ari, The Hebrew Printing in the East, Bombay, no. 92. Provenance: Sassoon family collection.