(Traditionally attributed to.) Sepher Shivim Tikunei Hazohar. With commentary “Chemdath Tzvi” by Tzvi Hirsch ben Jerachmiel Chotsch of Cracow.

AUCTION 62 | Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic and Ceremonial Art

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(Traditionally attributed to.) Sepher Shivim Tikunei Hazohar. With commentary “Chemdath Tzvi” by Tzvi Hirsch ben Jerachmiel Chotsch of Cracow.

(Traditionally attributed to.) Sepher Shivim Tikunei Hazohar. With commentary “Chemdath Tzvi” by Tzvi Hirsch ben Jerachmiel Chotsch of Cracow.
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(KABBALAH). SHIMON B”R YOCHAI.

(Traditionally attributed to.) Sepher Shivim Tikunei Hazohar. With commentary “Chemdath Tzvi” by Tzvi Hirsch ben Jerachmiel Chotsch of Cracow.

<<FIRST EDITION>> with commentary. <<Striking title-page>> , historiated woodcut architectural border framed by eight Biblical vignettes depicting Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Moses and Aaron; David and Solomon and Elijah the Prophet (see Habermann, Sha’arei Sepharim pl. 41). Signatures on title-page. ff. 8, 164. Title rehinged, light stains, upper right corner of title neatly repaired, lower left corner of final leaf with very minor loss. Contemporary calf-backed boards, rubbed. Folio. Vinograd, Amsterdam 804; Fuks, Amsterdam 589

Amsterdam: Moses Mendes Countinho 1706

Est: $600 - $900
PRICE REALIZED $600
The cryptic style of the work suggested to some that Chotsch, a preacher in Cracow, was a Sabbathian sympathizer. See B. Naor, Post-Sabbatian Sabbatianism (1999) pp. 79-82. Nevertheless, this is the most comprehensive commentary ever issued on the Tikunei Zohar.