VITAL, Hayyim (Safed; 1542-1620). Peri Ets Chayyim (Branch 1, Sha'ar ha-Kavvanot, with the glosses by Jacob Zemah and Isaac [ben Abraham of Posen]). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
[Eastern Europe, 17th-18th century]
4o (225 x 170 mm). [2 blank] + 316 + [6 blank] leaves. Probably by the same scribe who copied Neubauer nos. 58, 65, 75, 77, 88 and 100 (lots 141, 146, 134, 137, 73 and 110). With printed architectural border in the style of the plates used by the Amsterdam printer Joseph Athias, pasted onto fol. 1r. Dark brown ink. Ashkenazic semi-cursive script. Some later marginal annotations. (Ink slightly corrosive, minor stains, otherwise good condition.) Modern blind and gold-tooled brown morocco, two modern paper flyleaves at back and front, later sprinkled edges.
Fol. 1r: with printed title-page border pasted on; 1v-4v: blank; 5r-316r: text; 316v: blank.
Contains only the part pertaining to weekdays. First printed in Korets 1785 (Vinograd, Thesaurus, p. 600, no. 55).
Daniel Itzig (stamped).
REFERENCES: Neubauer, No. 103, p. 31; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4769.