23 June 1999
VITAL, Hayyim (Safed; 1542-1620). Peri Ets Chayyim (in the redaction of Nathan Spira). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
[Central or Eastern Europe, 18th century]
4o (200 x 150 mm). 158 leaves. Brown ink. Ashkenazic semi-cursive script. First eight leaves in a different hand. (Browned and stained, cropped with loss of individual letters, especially towards the end, edges frayed, first leaf with old strengthening of margin.) Modern blind and gold-tooled brown morocco, two modern paper flyleaves at back and front.
Fols. 1r-158v: text.
With the glosses of Nathan ben Reuben David Spira (Jerusalem, Italy, d. 1666), as in the 1782 Korets edition (Vinograd, Thesaurus, p. 599, no. 17). Cf. Y. Avivi, in Moriah 10, Nos. 7-8 (1981) p. 85-86.
REFERENCES: Neubauer, no. 78, p. 26; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4745.
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