23 June 1999
SIDDUR HA-ARI (daily prayer-book with Kavvanot, or mystical intentions, by R. Isaac Luria, edited by Hayyim ben Abraham Kohen of Aleppo [c. 1585-1655] with his preface and glosses). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
[North Africa, 17th-18th century]
4o (210 x 150 mm).  + 201 leaves, with original Hebrew foliation. Dark brown ink. North African semi-cursive script. The preliminary bifolium was originally a loose single sheet of paper and was bound at the front later, with some later notes, occasionally attractive layouts, some instructive tables. (Somewhat stained, otherwise good condition.) Modern blind and gold-tooled dark red leather, two modern paper flyleaves at back and front.
Fols. r-v: List of the sefirot, in a different hand; 1r-199v: text; 200rv: blank; 201r: various scribbles, involving the Divine Name; 201v: blank.
REFERENCES: Neubauer, no. 98, p. 30; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4763.
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