23 June 1999
VITAL, Hayyim (Safed; 1542-1620). Otserot Chayyim (with the glosses by Nathan Spira). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
[Central or Eastern Europe, 18th century]
4o (193 x 150 mm). 204 + [2 blank] leaves. Brown ink. Various Ashkenazic semi-cursive hands. (Occasionally browned, some dampstaining, a few corners frayed.) Modern blind and gold-tooled brown morocco, two modern paper flyleaves at back and front.
On fols. 200r-202r the scribe added some kabbalistic homilies on tsitsit, and on fols. 203-205 another Oriental hand added other kabbalistic notes.
REFERENCES: Neubauer, no. 85, p. 28; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4751.
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