Sha’arei Orah [kabbalah].

AUCTION 74 | Thursday, November 09th, 2017 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 77

Sha’arei Orah [kabbalah].

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Initial letters of title within decorative vignettes, initial word of text within historiated woodcut frame. Occasional marginalia. ff. 84. Trimmed, discolored, few light stains. Modern paneled morocco decorated in the blind and with gilt lozenges. Sm. 4to.

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Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Joseph Gikatilla (Chiquatilla) (1248-c.1325) was a disciple of the founder of the School of “Prophetic Kabbalah,” Abraham Abulafia, and close colleague of Moses de Leon of Guadalajara. Throughout the centuries, Sha’arei Orah, has been regarded as a first-rate guide to the systematic presentation of the “Sephiroth” (Divine emanations) and their code names. The work has subsequently been translated into European languages.