Divrei Nechemiah [kabbalistic sermons]

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 110

Divrei Nechemiah [kabbalistic sermons]

FIRST EDITION. Few marginal stains, trimmed, later marbled boards, 4to Vinograd, Berlin 66;

Berlin: Baruch Buchbinder (1713)

Est: $700 - $1,000
The appearance of this heretical text (complete with fraudulent approbations from prominent Rabbinic leaders) resulted in a fierce assault upon Chayun - the most militant champion of the false Messiah, Shabbetai Tzvi. In order to prevent a possible revival of the Shabbatean heresy most copies of this work were destroyed. See E. Carlebach, The Pursuit of Heresy (1990) pp.75-159.