Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975. Second printing. Hardcover. 8vo. xxvii, 1000 pp. Illustrated black and white dust jacket, white and orange lettering on the front cover, orange lettering on the spine. Original beige cloth with gilt lettering on a black label on the spine. Frontispiece portrait of Sabbatai Sevi. One of the greatest works of Jewish history ever written, Gershom Scholem's masterful biography of the 17th century messianic claimant Sabbatai Sevi turned an embarrassing episode in Jewish history that most Jewish scholars wished to ignore into one of the pivotal moments in the rise of modernity. Scholem advanced the controversial arguments that Sabbatianism was a product of Lurianic Kabbalah and that it influenced both Hasidism and the Reform movement.
Dust jacket with minor to light rubbing, creasing and/or closed tears to the extremities. Jacket has been price clipped. Binding with minor rubbing to corners. Dj in very good, binding and interior in near fine condition overall. vg to near fine. Item #45310