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Detailed record for Additional 11830

Title Festival prayer book (mahzor) for Rosh ha-Shanah, Ashkenazi rite
Origin Germany
Date Last quarter of the 14th century, before 1384
Language Hebrew
Script Ashkenazi square script, punctuated
Decoration 1 decorated initial word in ink (f. 22). 1 marginal drawing in ink (f. 20v).
Dimensions in mm 265 x 185 (180 x 110)
Official foliation ff. 179 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Collation 18 quires: i10-1 (ff. 1-9), ii10 (ff. 10-19), iii10 (ff. 20-29), iv10 (ff. 30-39), v10 (ff. 40-49), vi10 (ff. 50-59), vii10 (ff. 60-69), viii10 (ff. 70-79), ix10 (ff. 80-89), x10 (ff. 90-99), xi10 (ff. 100-109), xii10 (ff. 110-119), xiii10(ff. 120-129), xiv10 (ff. 130-139), xv10 (ff. 140-149), xvi10 (ff. 150-159), xvii10 (ff. 160-169), xviii10 (ff. 170-179). Catchwords.
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Binding of the Bibliotheca Butleriana: light brown leather, tooled, with the coat of arms of the Bibliotheca Butleriana.
Provenance Purchase note, partially illegible: Israel ben Daniel? of Lisbon bought the book for 25 reals in 1384 (f. 179v).
Jacob Tzoref, owner: inscribed with his name on the margin: I, Jacob Tzoref bought this mahzor for a significant amount of money, [5]454, 1694 (f. 86v).
Remains of an erased inscription in Latin characters (f. [i verso]).
Samuel Butler (b. 1774, d. 1839), headmaster and bishop of Coventry and Lichfield: his sale catalogue, Payne & Foss, 1841, no. 550, purchased by the British Museum: inscribed (f. [180v]).
Notes Quires are numbered with Latin letters starting at the end of the codex with a. 8 unfinished initial words (ff. 1v, 32v, 62v, 73v, 78, 97, 155v, 159v).
Select bibliography A Catalogue of the Library of the Late Right Rev. Samuel Butler, D.D. Lord Bishop of Lichfield. Part 3: Early Printed Books Purchased by Messrs. Payne and Foss. Manuscripts and Autographs, purchased by the Nation for the British Museum (London: Payne and Foss, 1841), p. 48, no. 550.

Israel Davidson, Otsar ha-shirah veha piyut: mi-zeman hatimat kitve ha- kodesh ad reshit tekufat ha-haskalah [Thesaurus of Mediaeval Hebrew Poetry] (New York: Bet midrash ha-Rabanim de-Amerikah, 1924-1933) [on the text].

George Margoliouth, Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the British Museum, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1899-1935; vols I-III repr. 1965); IV, Introduction, Indexes, ed. by Jacob Leveen (London: British Museum, 1977), II, no. 672.


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f. 20v
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f. 22
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f. 32v
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