Title Last Kabbalist in Lisbon, The
Binding Original Wraps
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition Proof
Publisher New York Overlook Press 1998
Seller ID 001257
This wonderful piece of modern literature was an overnight international bestseller when it was published in 1998. This book was published by the Overlook Press in Woodstock, New York in a very small printing. I was told that the printing was less than 5000 copies. This proof is in near fine condition. It shows light shelf wear. The book transports the reader into the mystical universe of the Kabbalah during the Lisbon massacre of 1506. Just a few years earlier, Jews living in Portugal were dragged to the baptismal font and forced to convert to Christianity. Many of these "new Christians" persevered in their rituals at great risk. The arcane practices of the Kabbalah were carried on as well. This is the story of a Kabbalist and his family in the midst of it all. We are happy to send pictures on request.