23 June 1999
LONZANO, Menahem ben Judah (1550-c. 1624). Omer Man (commentary on the Idra Zuta and Sifra di-Tseni'uta from the Zohar). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
[Central or Eastern Europe, 17th-18th century]
4o (240 x 180 mm). [8 mostly blank] + 64 + [8 blank] + 37 + 6 leaves. Brown ink. Ashkenazic semi-cursive script. (Some browning of the text area due to ink corrosion, some dampstaining, otherwise good condition.) Modern blind and gold-tooled dark brown morocco, two modern paper flyleaves at back and front (misnumbered 115 on the spine, due to a mix-up with the actual no. 115, containing the same text, during the recent rebinding).
Fols. 1r-64v: Omer Man by Menahem ben Judah Lonzano, with Derushei ha-Melakhim, with minor variations. Title-page of Omer Man on fol. r.
Fols. 1r-37v: Derush Eliyahu ve-Elisha by Jacob Zemah. Printed in the book Tsemach Tsadik (Korets 1785, Vinograd, Thesaurus, p. 600, no. 57).
Daniel Itzig (stamped).
REFERENCES: Neubauer, no. 116, p. 33; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4781.
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