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Lot #    13442
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 10:04:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ginnat Egoz
Title (Hebrew)    גנת אגוז
Author    [First Ed. - Kabbalah] R. Joseph Gikatilla
City    Hanau
Publisher    Eliezer b. Hayyim; Elijah b. Seligman
Publication Date    1614
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 44, 43-58, 58-75 ff., 287:178 mm., wide margins, usual age and ink staining, title laid down with expert repairs affecting text. A good copy bound in modern full leather over boards, tooled in blind.
   An introduction to the mystic symbolism of the alphabet, vowel points, and the Divine Names. The title derives from the initial letters of the kabbalistic elements gematria ("numerology"), notarikon ("acrostics"), temurah ("permutation").

R. Joseph b. Abraham Gikatilla (1248–c. 1325), Spanish kabbalist whose works exerted a profound and permanent influence on kabbalism. R. Gikatilla, who was born in Medinaceli, Castile, lived for many years in Segovia. Between 1272 and 1274 he studied under R. Abraham Abulafia, who praises him as his most successful pupil. .

Paragraph 2    ...חברו ... רבינו יוסף ן' גיקטילא ... בחכמת הקבלה ...

קולופון: ותהי השלמת מלאכת הקודש ... ביום ד כט לאלול ... שנת ... ט'ו'ב' מ'ש'י'ח' [שע"ה]. ספירת-דפים משובשת. דף עד, ב - עה, א: אמר המגיה, ר' זעליקמן ב"ר משה שמעון אולמא. בספר שלושה חלקים: השמות, כב אותיות, הניקוד. הסכמות: ר' ישעיה ב"ר אברהם סג"ל הורוויץ, ורנקפורט, ו משפטים שע"ד; ר' יעקב ב"ר אשר אהרן, ורידבורג, פרשת ויקהל שע"ד; ר' משה ב"ר מנחם בכרך, ורנקפורט

   CD-EPI 0117107
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica