Amsterdam: Moseh Mendez Coutinho, 5466 . Hardcover. Duodecimo. 6.5x4.5".  347pp.  401-611pp. . Original dark brown pebbled leather boards. Gauffered and gilt edges. Title page illustrated with decorative woodblock floral motifs bordering the text. The publication is an early Spanish-language Jewish daily prayer book (siddur), which also includes prayers for various Jewish Holidays including the Sabbath, Hannukah, Purim, and the Shalosh Regalim (Three Pilgrimage Festivals: Passover, Sukkot and Shavuot). Also included are the Torah portions (Parshiot) and Haftorot to be read on those occasions.
This prayer book was published by Moseh Mendez Coutinho following a similar title and formatting to a number of other earlier editions dating back to the 1681 publication by David Tartas. Starting with Tartas' subsequent edition from 1690, these book also included the torah portions and haftorot. This and other publications of Jewish liturgy served members of the then sizable Sephardic Jewish community in Amsterdam. A significant portion of the community would have been ex-Marranos (Jews, who had outwardly converted to Catholicism during the inquisition in Spain, who then immigrated and were able to reestablished their Jewish identity), and thus were unable to read Hebrew, hence the text's publication in Spanish.
The first section contains a few prayers transliterated into Spanish from the Hebrew, followed by daily prayers (p.9-134), Sabbath prayers (p.134-262), prayers for Rosh-Hodesh (Celebration of the new month, p.262-309) and Hanukkah, Purim and others (309-347). Following an additional title page with decorative woodblock borders, is a section containing prayers related to the three festivals (Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot, respectively, p.401-611). All text in Spanish.
The final unpaginated eight pages included a table of contents for the various prayers and a six-page Hebrew-Gregorian calendar with tables for tracking the new months, festivals and fast days covering the years 1705-1716 (including a title page, decorated with a woodblock border). Some sections throughout the text with decorative initials.
Binding with spine and some pieces of the leather on the covers missing. Rubbing, scratches and chipping to extremities. Binding loose, with starting at endpapers, title page and a number of other pages throughout the text. Light sporadic water stains and foxing to some pages throughout. A few small holes on a few pages with minimal loss of text. Binding in poor, interior in good condition overall. poor to g. Item #43961
*References: KAYSERLING (1890), p. 60(gives 12°), PALAU (1923) 202353(gives 16°), SILVARO- SA (1933) 48( corrects Kayserling), PEETERS (1933) 1028.