Ta’alumoth Chochmah [collected Kabbalistic and theological essays]

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

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Lot 117

Ta’alumoth Chochmah [collected Kabbalistic and theological essays]

FIRST EDITION. Two parts in one, complete with 4 title pages, 3 (of ?) folding charts (2 heavily taped and laid in at end) First two and final leaves crudely remargined, stained, modern vellum-backed boards, 4to. Sold not subject to return Vinograd, Hanau 56 & 60; Roest, Anhang 1334

Basle (i.e. Hanau): 1629-31

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
An important collection of treatises edited by Samuel Aschkenazi, including Elijah Delmedigo’s Bechinath Hada’ath - a re-working of Averroes’ Fasl al-Makl on the contradictory relationship between religious faith and philosophic reasoning. Elijah’s attack on the Kabbalah was refuted by his great-grandson Joseph Delmedigo in the part entitled Matzreph Lechachmah. For a detailed collation of all other parts (including the first apearance of various Epistles by Maimonides) see Prijs, Basle 320