23 June 1999
GALLICO, Samuel (late 16th century). Asis Rimmonim (abridgment of Moses Cordovero's Pardes Rimmonim). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
[Italy, 16th century]
4o (205 x 150 mm). 112 leaves, end missing. Brown ink. Italian semi-cursive script. (Some folios bound out of place, dampstaining resulting in fading of parts of the text, affecting legibility, corners and edges frayed, with old and modern repairs and loss of text, slightly cropped with loss of some text of marginal notes.) Modern blind and gold-tooled brown morocco, two modern paper flyleaves at back and front.
With copious glosses by Mordecai Dato in the margins. The glosses by Dato were incorporated into the text in the printed edition and in some other manuscripts, and it is not possible to distinguish what was written by Gallico from what was added by Dato. This manuscript, which obviously predates the first printed edition, is one of only seven manuscripts in which the glosses and the text are separated. Cf. Y. Jacobson, Along the paths of exile and redemption (Jerusalem 1996) p. 27-30. Copied in many manuscripts. First printed edition: Venice 1601 (Vinograd, Thesaurus, p. 262, no. 935).
1. Censor: Fr. Hipp[olitu]s, 1611 (fol. 112v).
2. Hayyim Moses Basan (fol. 1r).
REFERENCES: Neubauer, no. 110, p. 32; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4777.
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