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Detailed record for Additional 18424

Author Rabbi Samson ben Tzadoq; Baruch ben Isaac
Title Halakhical works: Tashbetz by Samson ben Tzadoq (ff. 1-30v), Sefer ha-Terumah by Baruch ben Isaac (ff. 31-43v); formulae of a marriage contract, of a release of claim on a property, of mezuzah (f. 43v), of tefilin (f. 44), and of a power of attorney (f. 44v)
Origin Germany
Date 1307
Language Hebrew
Script Ashkenazi square script, unpunctuated
Scribe Judah Cohen (?)
Decoration 5 initial words decorated with frames inhabited by hybrids in dark brown ink and red (ff. 1, 24, 24v, 31, 32v). 7 initial words decorated with bands filled with foliate motifs in dark brown ink and red (ff. 36, 36v, 37v, 38v, 39v, 41, 42v). Foliate motifs running vertically at the right sides of the text columns (ff. 1-27v, 31-43v). Decorated paragraph numbers in red (ff. 1-27v).
Dimensions in mm 305 x 210 (195 x 145/150)
Official foliation ff. 44 (+ 1 unfoliated paper flyleaf and 2 new parchment flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Collation 6 quires: i8 (ff. 1-8), ii8 (ff. 9-16), iii8 (ff. 17-24), iv6 (ff. 25-30), v2 (ff. 31-32), vi8 (ff. 33-40), vi4 (ff. 41-44). Catchwords.
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Judah Cohen?, scribe?: the words Yehudah and kohen are marked numerous times in the text (e.g. ff. 7, 7v, 8, 12, 16v, 26v, 31, 43).
Tinmont (place) 5067 [1307]: date and origin in the formulae of a marriage contract and of a power of attorney (f. 44v).
Luigi da Bologna, censor: inscribed with his name: 'Revisto per mi fra Luigi da Bolgona del ordine de Sa' Domenico, Marzo 1599' (f. 30v); a converted Jew working for the Inquisition as censor (active at the end of the 16th-beginning of 17th century), see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), p. 104, and appendix 112-117.
Camillo Jaghel, censor: inscribed with his name, 1613 (f. 30v); see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), appendix 50-56.
Renato da Modena: inscribed with his name, 1626 (f. 30v); see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), appendix 132-133.
Fra Gir. Durazzano censor, active in 1640-41 in Modena-Reggio: inscribed with his name, 1640 (f. 30v); see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), appendix 89.
D. Ludwig Kalisch: purchased by the British Museum from him on 10 December 1850: inscribed (f. [45v]).
Notes Ruling is visible.
Select bibliography 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. 538.


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Hybrids

f. 1
Hybrids
Inhabited arches

f. 1
Inhabited arches
Decorated initial words

f. 31
Decorated initial words
 
Inhabited initial-word panel

f. 31
Inhabited initial-word panel
Decorated initial word

f. 38v
Decorated initial word

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