This text was prepared by William Gross:
In 1723, Asher (1695-1759), an esteemed German physician and Hebrew author, was appointed physician at the Jewish hospital at Frankfurt on the Main, a position he occupied until his death. He was interested in and wrote on a wide range of subjects: mathematics, physics, logic, ethics, metaphysics, grammar, and, particularly, Hebrew literature and the masorah. Had Gadyah appeared for the first time in the Prague Haggadah in 1590; it was incorporated into the Haggadah to keep the children’s interest through to the end of the Seder. Vinograd, London 107. Yaari 213. Yudlov 319. Owner signature to title page (smudged).
8vo. 16 numbered leaves, paged with Hebrew characters. Historiated woodcut device on verso of final leaf. Contemporary boards, spine worn.
OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 8. References: Zedner Cat. Heb. Books B.M. p.781; Vinograd Thesaurus of the Hebrew book v. II, p. 366, # 107. Yudlov 319; Yaari 213. London, Yaari 213; Cecil Roth London. number 51; Cecil Roth Magna Bibliotheca Anglo Judaica, page 338, number 17. Bookseller Inventory # 005584