Auction 65 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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LOT 88:

Moshia Chosim - Kabbalistic Composition about the Plague - Venice, 1587

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Moshia Chosim, "by the young Avraham dei Galicchi Yagel of Monselice - a short homily including a cure for the plague using the secret of the three worlds, with Pitum HaKetoret, as arranged by the kabbalist R. Yehosef [son of Shraga] of Argenta". Venice: Zuan (Giovanni) di Gara, 1587. Only edition. This is the first published composition of R. Avraham Yagel (dei Galicchi; 1553-1622, Otzar HaRabbanim 459), Italian physician, philosopher and kabbalist, author of the autobiographical-philosophical-kabbalistic composition Gei Chizayon and other books. This book was composed in the wake of the plague that raged in Mantua in 1576. It concludes with the kabbalistic order of Pitum HaKetoret for arresting plagues, by the kabbalist R. Yehosef son of Shraga of Argenta - his only published work. The composition begins and ends with poems in praise of the book. 35 leaves. 14 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Ex-libris stamps. Worming. Tears to last leaf. Owners' signatures and inscriptions. New binding.

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