Contents: Be-reshit -- Shemot. Also known as Midrash Yelamdenu; is one of the oldest collections of midrashic literature. About 15 complete manuscripts of this midrash are known to exist; only four or five copies are from Yemen. This manuscript contains only minor variants from the first printed edition of Constantinople, 1519, but the order of the portions is different. Illuminated. Written in Yemenite script in black ink; names of Pentateuchal portions are decorated; bound in library buckram. Manuscript is missing a few leaves at the beginning and most of Ṿa-yaḳhel and Peḳude. Sassoon no. 641. Previous owner: David Solomon Sassoon.