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Seder Haggadah shel pesa%
Fiorda [i.e. Fürth]: Isaac Zirndorfer, 559, 1818 Fiorda [i.e. Fürth]: Isaac Zirndorfer, 559, 1818. . Contemporary half leather. G+. "8º, (162x100mm.); 24 h.- // Contemporary half leather bibding; coloured edges. Top of the front board joint opened. Bottom of the spine broked. A little foxed and stained.- // Prov.: Two handwritten exlibris on verso of the last page.  Sam. Nath Strauss and, dated in 1830,  Dispecker . Prayer book for the Séder del Pésaj, the Jewish passover meal in which, through a well-established ritual, the story of the exodus from Egypt is transmitted to descendants praising and thanking Yahweh for the liberation of the Hebrew people. Despite our efforts, there is little we can say about this imprint(1). Just we can say that was printed in Fürth -Fiorda in Hebrew, the focus of the Hebrew press in Bavaria, by Itzig (Isaac) ben David Zindorfer (1747-1826) who, as it has been happening in Europe since the sixteenth century in a sort of guild socialization for survival, was married at 1774 with the widow of other printer(2), becoming responsible of the atelier. Zirndorfer has his business at Schindelhof Street(3) where, besides the press, he had a trade of sale and purchase of second hand Hebrew books. The printer mark on title-page, a quite simple woodcut crudely carved with only the anagram of IZ lettering, lead to think the print was well before the period of Prussian domination (1796-1806), when he used a copper engraving much more elaborate, with IDZ lettering enclosed in a fringe crowned by the Prussian imperial eagle. It seems that in that previous stage he signed Itzig [Izik] Zirndorf. Nevertheless, the foot print shoa a date that we think is 559, that is 1818, or 1819. So, the printer mark would be surprisingly latest in fact. We have no ability to inform about which of the several Haggadah traditions is involved with this prayer book that we are offering, but perhaps someone interested could solve it by checking its content with  Joseph Tavory, The JPS Commentary on the Haggadah: Historical Introduction, Translation, and Commentary, Jewish Publication Society, 2008 , which shows very effectively the historical development and the peculiarities of the content of the different variants. (1) We have been not able to contrast the fundamental source Isaac Yudlow: The Haggadah Thesaurus: Bibliography of Passover Haggadot From the Beginning of Hebrew Printing until 1960.- Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, 1997. (2) Hayyim ben Zevi Hirsch, dead in 1772, had begun printing in 1737. His widow managed it for two years and, in 1774, was married with Itzik David Zirndorfer, and their descendants remained presses active until 1868. (3) So is stated in a footnote at the end of some of his imprints, as in Seder seli%ot mi-kol ha-shanah, from 1787, available in the library of the Center for Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania."
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