SEDER HAGADAH SHEL PESAH … BAGDAD
Livorno; Bi-Defus Sh. Belforte Va-Havero, . Hardcover. Item #33913
Original Cloth. 16mo.  pages. 16 cm. In Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic, in Rashi Script. The Haggadah according to the Baghdad Rite, with Judeo-Arabic (Yahudic) . Arranged by Rabbi Yosef Hayim (1832-1909) (Rabbi Yosef Chaim ben Eliahu Tov) , leading Hakham of Baghdad, with his Bakashot [pleas]. This Haggadah was often reprinted and exported, though few copies have survived. Printed at the famous press of Solomon Belforte of Leghorn. “Belforte belonged to an Italian Jewish family that settled in Leghorn (Livorno) at the end of the 17th century. He started to edit Hebrew prayer books in 1821 and established his own printing house in 1834. In 1843, the local government authorized the printing of Italian translations of Hebrew liturgical texts. The activity of Salomone Belforte & Co. Was continued by the family – with the forced hiatus of the period of Fascist antisemitic laws and the war – until 1961, when all the equipment of the printing house was sold to an Israeli company. For almost 100 years, Salomone Belforte & Co. Was one of the most prestigious publishers of Hebrew books, meeting the intellectual and religious needs of Italian, Sephardi, and also Ashkenazi communities. ” - EJ 2008. Bound in original cloth with gilt title. No illustrations. Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Iraq - Baghdad - Liturgy – Texts. OCLC lists two copies (Natl Libr Israel, Yad Izhak Ben Zvi) , none outside Israel. Cloth worn, with some tears; lightly aged inside, with minor smudges and light wine stains in margins on a few pages. Scarce. Good + condition. (HAG-13-58).