Full titles: Curiositates Inauditae. Sive Selectae Observationes De Variis Superstitionibus Veterum, Orientalum Maxime, Judaeorum, Persarum, etc. De Figuris Talismanicis, Horoscopo Patriarcharum, Characteribusque Coeletibus. Gallico Latina versione donata illustrata que M. Gregorio Michaelis Praeposito Regio Flensburgensi. Praefixa est huic Editioni novae Prefatio Jo. Alberti Fabricii, D. Notae in Jacobi Gaffarelli curiositates.
Volume containing two different works bound together. The first of these is the 1706 Hamburger edition of Curiositates Inauditae, by Gaffarel, a French priest and theologian, the highest example of the Christian Kabbalah in the 17th century. This movement tried to reconcile Christianity with some aspects of the Jewish tradition, following the path opened by Ramón Llull three centuries before and followed by Pico della Mirandola in the 15th century. This work argues that Hebrew was the language spoken by Adam or that the stars form in the sky words in Hebrew with messages from God. He suffered censorship by the French government, which forced Gaffarel to retract, although the author was subsequently appointed advisor to Louis XIII and later commissioned by Richelieu to mediate between Catholics and Calvinists. The second work is a rebuttal of the first by Gregoire Michel, contemporary of the author and one of his greatest critics, along with Gabriel Naudé or Mersenne.
The book is beautifully preserved, with an engraved frontispiece corresponding to an earlier edition of 1678, two fold-out plates showing the keys to interpret the stars using the Hebrew alphabet and 15 plates depicting different mythological figures. Good condition. Pagination: Frontispiece + title page + 62 sheets + 290 pp. + 9 sheets + 498 pp. + 25 sheets
Printers: Printed by Benjamin Schiller/Godfried Schultz (apud Gothofredum Schultzen).
Place of printing: Hamburg.
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- Jacques Gaffarel, Gregoire Michel,
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