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Detailed record for Additional 19064

Author Solomon ibn Gabirol
Title Keter Malkhut (The Crown of Kingship) by Solomon ibn Gabirol (ff. 1-8r); festival prayer book (mahzor), Italian rite (ff. 8v-231v)
Origin Italy
Date 15th century
Language Hebrew
Script Italian square script, punctuated
Scribe Michael (?)
Decoration 3 decorated initial-word panels with partial border, in colours and gold or silver (ff. 6, 37v, 72v). 1 initial word in gold (f. 17v). Micrography (f. 7v).
Dimensions in mm 300 x 210 (180 x 130)
Official foliation ff. 231 (+ 3 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 1 unfoliated parchment and 3 paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation 24 quires: ithree (ff. 1-3), ii-xi10 (ff. 4-103), xii10 (ff. 104-105, 105a-112), xiii-xxi10 (ff. 113-202), xxii10 (ff. 203-208, 208a-211), xxiii-xxiv10 (ff. 212-231). Catchwords sometimes decorated.
Form Parchment codex
Binding Pre-1600. Brown leather, gold tooled, with remains of clasps.
Provenance Michael, the scribe (?): the name Michael is decorated (f. 168).
Camillo Jaghel, censor: inscribed with his name, 1619 (f. 231v); see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), appendix 50-56.
Owner's inscription in Italian, partially illegible: 'Questo lib[ro] .. David a Samuel .. Moise Borghi (?) (f. 1).
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 13 November, 1852 (f. [232v]).
Notes Erasures presumably by the censor (e. g., ff. 15, 116v, 224v, 227).
Unfoliated blank leaf after ff. 105, 208.
Imperfect at the end.
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. 633.

Ilana Tahan, Hebrew Manuscripts: The Power of Script and Image (London, British Library, 2007), p. 79.


Images
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Decorated initial-word panel

f. 6
Decorated initial-word panel
Menorah

f. 7v
Menorah
Inhabited initial-word panel

f. 37v
Inhabited initial-word panel
 
Inhabited initial-word panel

f. 37v
Inhabited initial-word panel
Inhabited initial-word panel

f. 72v
Inhabited initial-word panel
Inhabited initial-word panel

f. 72v
Inhabited initial-word panel
 

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