Haggadah from Sarajevo, s. XIV

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Facsimile edition of the Sarajevo Haggadah, carried out in 1963 in Leipzig (Germany) and Belgrade (Serbia, former Yugoslavia).

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Facsimile edition of the Sarajevo Haggadah, carried out in 1963 in Leipzig (Germany) and Belgrade (Serbia, former Yugoslavia).

Bound in editorial parchment with gold-plated titles and spine. Format 16.7 x 22.6 cm. 208 pages, of which 56 correspond to the study with German texts and 152 belong to the reproduction of the Haggadah itself.

In its time it was presented in a paper-lined box-case that was very dirty, so we have made a new protective box-case lined in gold sapphire vanol, format 17 x 23.4 x 3.2 cm. The book presents very slight signs of use, generally in very good condition.

The so-called Haggadah of Sarajevo is famous throughout the world, not so much for being the oldest known Passover Haggadad (fourteenth century), but rather for its miraculous history, currently preserved in the National Museum of Bosnia -Herzegovina, after having gone through many dangerous vicissitudes.

The Haggadah of Sarajevo, considered a masterpiece of the Sephardic tradition in the illumination of manuscripts, was created in Barcelona (according to some) or in Tarragona (according to others) in the year 1350, then under the Crown of Aragon. Tradition places it outside of Spain at the end of the XV century. It is confirmed that he was in Italy in 1510 and that he remained there until the beginning of the 17th century. The thread is lost and appears in 1894 in Sarajevo, where the Cohen family sells it to the Bosnian National Museum. During World War II it had to be hidden from the Nazis, just as during the war in Bosnia at the end of the 20th century. There is a lot of information about it on the internet. If you have time, take a look, it’s worth it.

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