The ten addresses (Roth Collection 260) is one of the early works of popular Kabbalah and shows its spread among the Sephardi communities.
The ten addresses originated in festival sermons given by Menahem Azariah da Fano (1548–1620), an Italian rabbi, Talmudist, and Kabbalist. His achievement was to make Lurianic Kabbalah accessible to the common people.
Fano’s Kabbalah included the first edition of the commentary Yoel Moshe by Moses ben Solomon ha Levi of Frankfurt. It became accepted among the Ashkenazi Jewish readership.
The printers, Judah Leib ben Mordekhai Gimpel of Posen and Samuel bar Moses ha Levi, were the first Ashkenazi printers in Amsterdam. The former had been compositor at both Menasseh ben Israel’s and Immanuel Benvenisti’s presses, while Moses ha Levi had been Benvenisti’s foreman. So it is hardly surprising that the title page was based on Benvenisti’s gate design. Even that printer’s lion and tower device reappeared.