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Detailed record for Additional 19943

Author Nathan ben Joel Palquera
Title Tzorei ha-guf (The balms of the body)
Origin Italy
Date 1447
Language Hebrew
Script Italian semi-cursive script, unpunctuated
Scribe Solomon ben Judah Geroni
Decoration Decorated bands around the texts, in ink (ff. 210, 278v). Maniculae (e.g., ff. 137, 157, 160, 164, 169, 173v, 178, 180, 195, 226, 228).
Decorated catchwords (e.g., ff. 125v, 232v).
Dimensions in mm 380 x 275 (240/235 x 155)
Official foliation ff. 278 (+ 3 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 3 unfoliated paper flyleaves and 1 parchment flyleaf at the end)
Collation 29 quires: i2 (ff. 1-2), ii-xxviii10 (ff. 3-272), xxix10-4 (ff. 273-278).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. White leather, tooled.
Provenance Solomon ben Judah Geroni, the scribe: inscribed with his name in the colophon, 12 Adar 5207 [1447] (f. 278v).
Eliyah ben Shabbetai the physician, the patron: inscribed with his name in the colophon, 12 Adar 5207 [1447] (f. 278v).
Collegii Parisiensis Societatis Jesu: inscribed (ff. 3, 278v).
Gerald Meerman (b. 1722, d. 1771): his manuscript cod. orient. no. 5: inscribed (f. [279v]).
L. Herrman: purchased by the British Museum from him on 12 August 1854: inscribed (f. [279v]).
Notes Incomplete at the beginning.
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. 1035.

Jan, Heer van Dalem en Vuren Meerman, Bibliotheca Meermanniana; sive catalogus librorum impressorum et codicum manuscriptorum (The Hague, 1824), vol. IV, p. 1.


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Decorated colophon

f. 278v
Decorated colophon

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