BeDerech Eitz Chaim [Kabbalah]. As redacted by Meir Poppers.

AUCTION 66 | Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 81

BeDerech Eitz Chaim [Kabbalah]. As redacted by Meir Poppers.

Manuscript in Hebrew, written in cursive Aschkenazic hand on paper by Solomon ben Azriel of Lvov. Set out in two columns, 35 lines per page. ff. 269. Browned, few stains in places, margins of final few leaves taped with some loss.

Dubno: 18th century

Est: $6,000 - $8,000
Handsomely written, the manuscript title-page is set within an engraved architectural border, similar to that of the Lublin 1623 edition of the Zohar. Marginal notations throughout the volume, many signed Yaakov Tzemach. The final three leaves are from other writings of R. Chaim Vital. For a thorough explanation of this arrangement of the Eitz Chaim, see Y. Avivi, Binyan Ariel, pp. 68-70.