Facsimile Editions

Barcelona Haggadah, 1992

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Lot 30
Hand-printed metal leaf and goatskin bindings
25.0 x 20.0 cm (9.8 x 7.9 in)
457 of 550


This work ships from Surrey, UK.


The Barcelona Haggadah is one of the nest Hebrew manuscripts in The British Library. Written and illuminated in circa 1340, this early Haggadah is unusual due to the unrestrained humour of the artist whose fanciful gures and musical instruments adorn the illuminated pages of the manuscript. The facsimile took two years to produce and was printed in up to nine colours onto specially-milled paper.

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All metal leaf was applied by hand onto a raised surface wherever it was burnished onto gesso in the original manuscript. The commentary volume and complete translation was written by seven eminent scholars and contains many new translations of early Hebrew poets.

The original manuscript is on display in the Treasures Gallery of The British LibraryPlease note the shipping locations for artworks below:
Until 16th February:
PHILLIPS, 110-112 Morden Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4DA United Kingdom

From 16th February:
Williams & Hill
Space Waye, Feltham TW14 0TH United Kingdom