1887 LIVORNO HAGGADAH ACCORDING TO THE BAGHDAD RITE, WITH ARABIC TRANSLATION IN HEBREW CHARACTERS
(HAGGADAH). Seder Haggadah Shel Pesah. Livorno: Elijah Benamozegh for Solomon Bekhor Huzin, 1887. Quarto, period-style three-quarter brown calf, raised bands, marbled boards; ff. 35. $1600.
Livorno Haggadah according to the Baghdad rite, with Arabic translation in Hebrew characters, illustrated with 20 charming woodcut historiated initials.
“Great international centers of Hebrew printing always produced a surplus of Haggadahs for export… A prime example is Leghorn [Livorno], Italy, which in the 19th century became the printer for Jewries across the whole of North Africa” (Yerushalmi, 55). The publisher Benamozegh (1822-1900) served as rabbi in Livorno and as professor of theology in the rabbinical school of that city, and wrote numerous works in Hebrew, French, and Italian. Title within typographical border. Yaari 1288. Yudlov 1722.
A very clean copy, handsomely bound.