The Sword of Moses An Ancient Book of Magic from and Antique Manuscript. With Introduction, Translation, an Index of Mystical Names, and Facsimile.
by M. Gaster, Ph.D.
Publication: 1975 Samuel Weiser Third Impression
Large octavo. (iv) + 52 + xxxvi pp
“English translation & original Hebrew text. "The Sword of Moses" is a 13th or 14th century Hebrew book of magic, the text of which Moses Gaster first published, along with translation and commentaries, in London in 1896. Gaster himself thought the text to date from somewhere between the 4th and 11th centuries CE. The original manuscript, which was in his personal collection, is now in the British Library, MS Or. 10678. The Hebrew text, which starts at what would typically be the rear of the book in a non-Hebrew volume, has a frontispiece photograph of a page from the original manuscript.”
Condition: Publishers purple faux leather l, gilt title to spine and front boards, some spotting to front and rear flyleaf and prelim, all pages are clean of any markings, boards with minor rubbing front board has a slight bend which could easily be resolved with a few days under a book press, binding tight, overall Very Good condition. Quite rare in any edition.