Auction No. 102

Holy books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana, Judiaca & Prof. Albert Einstein

October 24, 2017
Opening $ 1,000
Estimate $ 1,500 - $ 2,000

Curiositez Inouyes, sur la Sculpture Talismanique des Persans, Horoscope des Patriarches, et Lecture des Estoiles, Gaffarel, 1632.

Specifications: [16], 315 pages, paper. 17 cm. French. Several kabbalistic and astronomic charts and diagrams, including two folded plates of a map of the stars which appear in Hebrew letters, sized: 26x34 cm, 26x30 cm.

Unique Features: In the first part of the book the author defends the Jews, and claims that they do not defame the Christian messiah. In the second part he defends Persian astrology. In the third part he discusses ancient Hebrew astrology. In the fourth part the author presents his theory that according to Hebrew astrology the stars are arranged in the form of Hebrew letters, and reading them enables the reader to prophesy future world events.

Jacques Gaffarel [1601-1681] priest and researcher of Semitic languages, librarian and astrologer, author of this book, was one of the key figures in 17th century Christian kabbalah.

Condition: Fine. A few aging stains, ancient parchment binding.

Karaite, Samaritan &Miscellaneous