8vo. 12 leaves, (4), 43 leaves, (60). Black pebbled cloth with raised bands. Speckled red edges. Title-page with harvest illustration, which also appears at the end of the introductions. Classic work of Kabbalah from the early middle ages, first printed in Latin in Amsterdam in 1642 by the Christian Hebraist Johann Rittangel and in Hebrew in 1712 by R. Moses Hagiz. Pseudo commentaries and introductions of Saadiah Gaon (actually written during the 13th century), Nachmonides (actually written by Azriel b. Menahem), Abraham b. David of Posquières (actually written by Joseph b. Shalom Ashkenazi). There are also commentaries by R. Eleazar b. Judah of Worms and R. Elijah of Vilna. Introduction by R. Moses Botarel. Many of these printed here for the first time. Includes numerous diagrams of letter combinations and the heavenly spheres. Text in Hebrew. Blank front free endpaper detached. Handwritten notes on the back free endpaper. Some passages underlined with blue pen ink. Staining to leaves. Front and back leaves badly worn at the bottom. Bottom corner leaves dog-eared. Overall in fair to good condition. EJ vol. 9 col. 110.OCLC: 613298161. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Sefer Yetsirah 'Im Hamisha Perushim
Publisher: Menahem Mendel b. Baruch Bendet
Publication Date: 1806
Edition: First edition.
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