Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. English section: (xiv) 52pp. Hebrew section: (xviii) 491pp. Light blue cloth with black lettering on front cover and spine, with black lettering on the covers and spine. A collection of essays on Kabbalah based on presentations made at the Second International Conference On The History of Jewish Mysticism, held at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, February 1986. Includes essays by Yehudah Leibes, Moshe Idel, Elliot Wolfson and many other influential and famous scholars in Jewish mysticism. Topics include the "Bahir," Azriel of Gerona, Isaac ibn Latif, the origins of the Zohar, and the messianism of Rabbi Moses Hayyim Luzzatto. Text contains both Hebrew and English language sections, each starting at opposite ends of the book block. Binding with sunning to the spine and a few minor scratches to covers. Interior cover of the Hebrew section with previous owner's sticker. Binding in very good, interior in near fine condition overall. vg to near fine. Item #47311
Hebrew title: ראשית המיסטיקה היהודית באירופה : דברי הכנס הבינלאומי השני לתולדות המיסטיקה היהודית.