The First Edition of "Artis Cabalisticae" by Johannes Pistorius is on sale here!

First Edition Of The Most Important And Influential Publication On Cabala In The Renaissance!


PISTORIUS, Johannes.·Artis Cabalisticae: Hoc Est, Recondite Theologiae Et Philosophiae, Scriptorum.·Tomus I. In quo Pauli Ricii Theologicos & Philosopicos libros sunt Latini pene omnes & Hebraei nonnulli praestantissimi Scriptores, qui artem commentarijs suis illustrarunt. Opus Omnibus Theologis Et Occultae Abstrusaeq'ue Philosophiae Studiosis pernecessarium: & hactenus a claissimis multis uiris mango defiderio exspectatum.


Within this volume is Johannes Reuchlin's De Verbo Mirifico and De Arte Cabalistica; Paulus Riccio's De Coelesti Agricultura and various tracts; Leo the Hebrew's De Amore; Archangelus de Burgo Novo's Apologia; Gikatila's Sha'are orah; and the Sepher Yetzirah.


Basileae: Sebastianum Henricpetri , 1587.


First edition.

Volume I and only volume published.

Folio (12 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches; 314 x 200 mm).

[52], 979, [1, printer's woodcut device] pp.

Engraved printer's device and numerous historiated initials.

Text in Latin.

Title page with a marginal repair to the bottom, which does not affect the text.

A little brownish shade in some pages.

Overall a very good and high copy with large margins.



Price: € 6.000,00 negotiable


For More information please contact Dr Marcello Fumagalli