The First Darmstadt Haggadah is a luxuriously decorated manuscript produced around 1430 in Ulm by the scribe Israel ben Meir, who seems to have relocated to the city after the Jewish community was expelled from Heidelberg. Its text, which recounts the story of God leading the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, would have been read during the Passover seder. Many of the manuscript's pages are decorated with richly painted figures, real and fantastic animals, and painted word panels of one or more letters. A hunt and the fountain of the youth are subjects of full-page miniatures.
We have 2 facsimiles of the manuscript "First Darmstadt Haggadah":
- Die Darmstädter Pessach-Haggadah facsimile edition published by Propyläen Verlag, 1971-72
- Die Darmstädter Pessach-Haggadah, codex orientalis 8 der Landesbibliothek zu Darmstadt facsimile edition published by Edition Leipzig, 1927-1928