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The Bird's Head Haggada of the Bezalel National Art Museum - Edited by M. Spitzer, with contributions by E.D. Goldschmidt, H.L.C. Jaffé, B. Narkiss and an introduction by Meyer Shapiro
Jerusalem: L.A. Mayer Library. Published for Beth David Slomons by Tarshish Books, 1967 - A full-color facsimile of the Bird's Head Haggadah with an accompanying volume of essays. Made in about 1300, the Bird's Head Haggadah is the oldest-known Ashkenazi Haggadah. It is named for the illuminated bird-head figures that populate the margins, which were an attempt to circumvent the Decalogue's prohibition against images (HAGGADAH) Number 210 of 600 copies printed in collotype by Kunstanstalt Max Jaffé in Vienna. 2 vols., 52 black-and-white illustrations in vol. I, 36 colour facsimiles in vol II; 159, [1] pp. Text in English with Hebrew quotes. Quarter vellum and boards, leather title label son spines, t.e.g., near fine, in slipcases (vol. I slipcase split) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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