de-Hamisha Humshe Torah

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ZOHAR hadash . . . de-Hamisha Humshe Torah, de-Hamesh megilot, ve-Tikunim ve-likute ha-Zohar . . . me-sefer ha-Zohar yashan ve-hadash ve-tikunim ve-Midrash ne’ elam (by Isaac ben Abraham Neustadt). Amsterdam, Moses ben Abraham Mendes Countinho 1701.

Quarto, 89 leaves (sigs. 1–442, 451), misnumbered. Hebrew letter. Some browning, bound in contemporary blind-ruled, blind-stamped calf, with fleurs-de-lis designs, and central oval medallions on covers. Brass clasps, in working order. Rubbed, cracking to top joint. Owner’s inscription in Hebrew on title-page.

A very rare printing of Zohar hadash, a commentary on the book of Ruth, with material of importance in cabalistic studies. Isaac ben Abraham Neustadt was a rabbi of Amsterdam. His son, Löw, provided a table at the end.

Not in Steinschneider, ‘Bibliotheca Bodleiana’. OCLC WorldCat locates one copy only, at Brown University. J. C. Wolf, Bibliotheca Hebraea (4 vols., Hamburg and Leipzig, 1718–33), III, 1148; IV, 1001.

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