Sefer Reshit Hokhmah: de Vidas, Elijah ben Moses Sefer Reshit Hokhmah: de Vidas, Elijah ben Moses Sefer Reshit Hokhmah: de Vidas, Elijah ben Moses

Sefer Reshit Hokhmah

de Vidas, Elijah ben Moses

Published by Jonah ben Jacob Ashkenazi, Constantinople, 1736

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8vo. 304 leaves, (40). Blue and gold marbled boards, blue cloth spine with labels. Title-page with printer's label. Elaborate head and tail pieces. Classic work on ethics and kabbalah first published in 1579. Elijah Vidas was a disciple of the kabbalist R. Moses Codovero. This work played a critical role in the popularization of kabbalah in the late 16th century and in the decades before the outbreak of the Sabbatian messianic movement. Includes a letter of approbation from the rabbis of Constantinople. Text in Hebrew. Binding separated, but still intact. Pencil notes in front free endpaper. Numerous leaves creased, particularly in the front. Leaf 93 partly chipped, with some loss of text. Several leaves in the back are either water-stained or strengthened in the bottom corner. Cover in overall poor condition. Interior in good- condition. Bookseller Inventory # 31832

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Title: Sefer Reshit Hokhmah

Publisher: Jonah ben Jacob Ashkenazi, Constantinople

Publication Date: 1736

Binding: Hardcover

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