Seder Teki’ath Shophar [rite of Sounding the Ram’s Horn]. With Mystical Meditations by Isaac Luria

AUCTION 33 | Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Including Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Autograph Letters

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Lot 205
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Seder Teki’ath Shophar [rite of Sounding the Ram’s Horn]. With Mystical Meditations by Isaac Luria

Manuscript in Hebrew. Black ink on paper. Title within lettered arch ff. (2), 1 blank, 30, (2). Wide margins. Stiff colored boards. 4to

Modena: 1734

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
PRICE REALIZED $1,900
ATTRACTIVE KABBALISTIC MANUAL FOR SHOPHAR BLOWING. The first quarter of the eighteenth century was a period of intense Kabbalistic activity in Italy, as witnessed by the saga of R. Moses Chaim Luzzatto of Padua. It is understandable that in such a climate, mystical manuals for the performance of various rituals - whether it be the sounding of the shophar, the waving of the lulav, etc. - would be immensely popular