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Last Kabbalist in Lisbon, The, Zimler, Richard

Author Name    Zimler, Richard

Title   Last Kabbalist in Lisbon, The

Binding   Original Wraps

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Edition   First Edition Proof

Size   8vo

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.

Price = 95.00 USD



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