Avak Sopherim [Biblical homilies and sermons]

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Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 263

Avak Sopherim [Biblical homilies and sermons]

FIRST EDITION. Three parts in one. Title within architectural arch ff. (6), 192. Upper corner of title repaired, few leaves remargined, lightly stained. Modern crushed morocco. Folio

Amsterdam: Nathaniel Foa 1704

Est: $500 - $700
A native of Hebron in the second half of the seventeenth-century, Conque became one of the most earnest apostles of Shabthai Tzvi, even the apostasy of the pretended Messiah failed to shake Conque’s belief. The introduction of the present work presents an account of the Author’s travels throughout Europe ostensibly to raise funds for the destitute of the Holy Land, but in actuality in order to win adherents to the Sabbathian Movement