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Detailed record for Additional 18970

Title Hebrew Grammar: Petah Devarai (ff. 1-103v), Luhot ha-poel (ff. 106v-124v)
Origin Spain
Date 15th century
Language Hebrew
Script Sephardi semi cursive and square script, punctuated
Decoration Numerous initial-word panels with penwork decoration and pen-flourishing, in red and mauve ink.
Dimensions in mm 160 x 110 (90 x 60)
Official foliation ff. 125 (+ 2 unfoliated modern paper and 2 parchment flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Collation 17 quires: i-ix8 (ff. 1-72), x6 (ff. 73-78), xi-xiii8 (ff. 79-102), xiv4 (ff. 103-105, 105a), xv-xvi8 (ff. 106-121), xvii4 (ff. 122-125). No catchword.
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Joseph Tzaror: inscribed with his name (f. 104v).
Samuel Dafno, owner: inscribed with his name (f. 125v).
Don Meir ben Ban: inscribed with his name (f. 125v).
Don Abraham ben Ban: inscribed with his name (f. 125v).
Adolphus Asher (b. 1800, d. 1853), Berlin bookseller and dealer to the British Museum 1841-1853 (see David Paisey, 'Adolphus Asher (1800-1853): Berlin bookseller, anglophile and friend to Panizzi', in The British Library Journal, 23 (1997), 131-53): purchased by the British Museum from him on 12 June 1852: inscribed (f. [126v]).
Notes Incomplete at the beginning. Hair side and flesh side are distinguishable. Ruling is visible. Unfoliated blank leaf after f. 105.
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), III, no. 964.


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Decorated initial-word panel

f. 23v
Decorated initial-word panel
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 48v
Decorated initial-word panel
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 90
Decorated initial-word panel
 

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