Qabbalah The Philosophical Writings of Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol by Isaac Myer
Publication: 1888 Philadelphia First Edition
Limited to 350 Copies Published by the Author
This is the scarce edition of which only 350 copies were ever printed. Considered "the first comprehensive book on Kabbalah printed in the United States, and the most learned and up to date book on Kabbalah in English at the time." His views on the history and significance o f the Kabbalah are based on comparative and philological-historical research. However, his interest in the Kabbalah was not purely historical. He believed it had a theological, but also spiritual aim. He believed at the time that the study of the ancient origins of Kabbalah would reinvigorate a revival in Christian Mysticism. Hence, enable a formation of a new theology that would reunite all devided religions. - Boaz Huss
Condition: The brown boards are in good condition, the binding is from the Library of Congress albeit done gracefully, it has small bookplate to the front pastedown, the preliminary title page and frontis are repaired at the gutter, the gutter of the title page are has reminisces of what appears to be glue (pictured), page 120 has a tear, some pages have chips along the edges as is common with this edition (none affecting text), the book measures 11¾ x 7½, it is a heavy book, overall Very Good condition RARE!