66 82 (SHABTHAI TZVI & NATHAN OF GAZA). Two half-length portraits. Featuring the 17th century pseudo-Messiah, wearing turban with right hand pointing at a book. Titled below: “Sabetha Sebi. Vermeynden Messias der Ioden.” * WITH: His amanuensis. Titled below: “Nathan Levi van Gaza. Propheet van den Ioodschen Messias.” 7.5 x 11 inches (19.5 x 28 cm) sheet size. Couple tiny tears at margins, touch stained. Matted. [Rubens, Jewish Iconography nos. 2232 and 1463.] c.1670. $2000 - $3000 ❧ Matching pair of etchings of the False Messiah and his Prophet. 83 SOLOMON BEN MORDECHAI OF MEZRITCH. Mizbe’ach HaZahav [commentary to passage of Pitum HaKetoreth]. FIRST EDITION. Title within historiated architectural border featuring multiple cherubs. The London Beth Din copy. ff. 44. Browned, final blank page taped. Modern cream calf. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Basle 213; Prijs, Basle 179.] Basle, Konrad Waldkirch,1602. $2000 - $3000 ❧ This work is intended to illuminate the meaning behind the recitation of the Pitum HaKetoreth, which will ‘save souls from destruction at a time of (Divine) rage’. Little is known of the author, other than the fact that he was a disciple of Solomon Luria, the MaHaRSha”L. Due to the subject matter, the Author regarded his work as being invested with spiritual “protective qualities” from the travails of life.