Kavanot of the prayers according to the Ari and his students, by the Kabbalist Rav Emmanuel Hai Riki, second edition printed during the life of the compiler. Main and important book of the composer, who wrote many additional books of Kabbalah, like Aderet Eliyahu, Chazeh Tzion Tehilim, Hon Ashir, and more. The house that he built in Jerusalem served Rabbi Haim ben Atar, the Or HaHayyim HaKadosh, for his yeshiva in Jerusalem (Knesset Yisrael). In the cover of the book is the handwritten signature of Zvi Hirsh Laharan, who lived 1784-1853. He was born in Amsterdam to the judge Rav Avraham Moshe Laharan, son of a family with good yechus, bankers originating in Germany. A banker and philanthropist, he was the head of the bank teller and accountant organization in Amsterdam, whose goal was to collect money in a concentrated and organized manner for the communities of Jews in Israel. He tended towards very zealous religion from his twenties, and he split with the Amsterdam community over a disagreement regarding the nussach of prayers and he led a minyan at home to pray according to his minhag, based upon his study of halacha. He took upon himself trials, fasts, and regular immersion in the mikveh. He was at the same time a senior partner in his family’s bank, Holland et Laharan.  132 page. 16.5cm, taping and loan moth marks in the binding, page 5 is damaged at the edge with light damage to text on the bottom line, generally good condition.