Ma’avar Yabok [prayers for the sick and dead]

AUCTION 28 | Tuesday, April 05th, 2005 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: The Library of the late Professor Abraham J. Karp.

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Lot 2

Ma’avar Yabok [prayers for the sick and dead]

Third edition. Title within typographic border. Tailpieces. Wide-margined copy ff. (4), 228. ff. 41-44 loose. Lightly stained and foxed. Original calf, worn. 4to Vinograd, Amsterdam 1398

Amsterdam: Solomon Proops 1732

Est: $300 - $500
The author (d. 1639), was a follower of the Lurianic Kabbalah as transmitted to Italian scholars by the mysterious figure R. Israel Sarug. R. Chaim Joseph David Azulai attests that he saw several kabbalistic manuscripts of R. Aaron Berechiah in the Modena home of his descendants, members of the Sanguinetti family. Azulai goes on to say he heard the author was visited regularly by a Maggid or celestial guide. Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim I, A-121; EJ, Vol. II, col. 18; Vol. XIV, col. 890