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[Judaica]. The Haggadah. A New Critical Edition with English Translation, Introduction, and Notes Literary, Historical, and Archaeological by Cecil Roth. With Drawings by Albert Rutherston. London: Soncino Press, 1930
Parallel text in English and Hebrew (Hebrew fonts by Enschede; English set in Baskerville),15 full-page illustrations and numerous head and tailpieces, all stenciled in colors under the supervision of Harold Curwen. An extremely small winestain is barely evident at the lower corner of several pages. Original gilt-ruled green crushed morocco by Henry T. Wood, upper cover with gilt-stamped illustration, morocco and brass clasps, edges gilt. Ex libris of Anna and Robert H. Siskin Memorial Buildings.
One of only ten copies printed on Roman vellum, signed by the editor and the illustrator, from an overall edition of 110 copies. "In issuing this new edition of the Haggadah, the publishers have aimed at giving to this time-honoured liturgy a setting of consummate beauty, a fitting testimony to the almost filial affection in which it is held by the Jewish people" (Publisher's Note, by J. Davidson).Ê Albert Rutherston, younger brother of Willliam Rothenstein, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and his friends came to include Augustus John, William Orpen, Charles Conder, Walter Sickert and Wyndham Lewis. He began his teaching career at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, and went on to become Ruskin master of drawing at Oxford (1929 to 1949). In 1936 he was one of the founder members of the Pottery Group, along with Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson and Graham Sutherland. Cecil Roth (1899Ð1970), the haggadah's translator and editor, was an Oxford-educated Jewish historian and educator as well as a prolific writer of more than 600 works. In addition to his histories of the Jews in England and Italy, and his masterworks, A History of the Marranos, The Jews in the Renaissance, and Jewish Art , he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia Judaica from 1965 until his death. $60,000

 

 

 

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