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, 18th century]
4o (210 x 160 mm). 97 + [1 blank] + 13 + [2 blank] leaves. Brown ink. Ashkenazic semi-cursive script. (Browned and soiled.) Modern blind and gold-tooled light brown morocco, two modern paper flyleaves at back and front (misnumbered 116 on the spine, due to a mix-up with the actual no. 116, containing the same text, during the recent binding).
Published in Vilna in 1883. With glosses by Jacob Zemah. Followed (on 13 unnumbered leaves) by Gedaliah Halevi's Derushei ha-Melakhim she-Metu on transmigration of souls (published in Jacob Zemah's Kol be-Ramah, Korets 1785; Vinograd, Thesaurus, p. 600, no. 58) and a similar work by Isaac Luria.
1. R. Aryeh Loeb [Lowenstamm] of Amsterdam who gave the manuscript as a present to his son Zevi Hirsh [Levin].
2. Various other owner's inscriptions.
REFERENCES: Neubauer, no. 115, p. 33; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4780.
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