Ma’arecheth Ha’elokuth [Kabbalah]

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 194
PERETZ BEN ISAAC HAKOHEN (Gerondi, sic.) - (Attributed to).

Ma’arecheth Ha’elokuth [Kabbalah]

FIRST EDITION. Printer’s device on title (Yaari, Printer’s Marks, no. 20). The David Cassel copy. Signed by censor Luigi da Bologna at end ff. (2), 286. Lacks 4 (of 6) introductory leaves. Opening two leaves loose, edges soiled. Later boards, broken. 4to Vinograd, Ferrara 49 (mispaginated); Adams 668 (lacks introduction)

Ferrara: Abraham ibn Usque 1557

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
First edition of one of the most significant works on the Kabbalah due to its systematic treatment of all relevant themes in earlier literature. Includes an important commentary by the Italian mystic Judah Chayat and a second anonymous commentator “PaZ”. Both commentaries appeared in only abridged versions in later editions of this work.