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Detailed record for Additional 21967

Author Avicenna in the translation of Zerahiah ben Isaac ben Shealtiel ha-Sefardi Hen
Title Hebrew translation of the first two books of Avicenna's Canon
Origin Italy, Central (Rome)
Date 1st quarter of the 15th century
Language Hebrew
Script Italian semi-cursive script, unpunctuated
Scribe Jehiel ben Joab
Decoration 3 decorated initial-word panels accompanied by foliate scrolls in the margins, in colours and gold (ff. 1, 4v, 151). Unfinished partial foliate border (f. 163v).
Dimensions in mm 390 x 255 (245 x 155) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 295 (+ 4 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Collation 30 quires: i10 (ff. 1-10), ii10 (ff. 11-20), iii10 (ff. 21-30), iv10 (ff. 31-40), v10 (ff. 41-50), vi10 (ff. 51-60), vii10 (ff. 61-70), viii10 (ff. 71-80), ix10 (ff. 81-90), x10 (ff. 91-100), xi10 (ff. 101-110), xii10 (ff. 111-120), xiii10 (ff. 121-130), xiv10 (ff. 131-140), xv10 (ff. 141-150), xvi10 (ff. 151-160), xvii10 (ff. 161-170), xviii10 (ff. 171-180), xix10 (ff. 181-190), xx10 (ff. 191-200), xxi10 (ff. 201-210), xxii10 (ff. 211-220), xxiii10 (ff. 221-230), xxiv10 (ff. 231-240), xxv10 (ff. 241-250), xxvi10 (ff. 251-260), xxvii10 (ff. 261-270), xxviii10 (ff. 271-280), xxix10 (ff. 281-290), xxx6-1 (ff. 291-295). Catchwords and numbering in Hebrew characters.
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Dark brown leather.
Provenance Jehiel ben Joab, scribe: inscribed with his name in the colophon, Rome, undated (f. 295).
Eliyahu Baer ha-Rofe ben Shabbtai Naphtali, first owner: inscribed with his name in the colophon, Rome, undated (f. 295).
Rev. A. Lwy: purchased by the British Library from him on 25 April, 1857: inscribed (f. [296v]).
Notes Chapter titles are given in Latin in the margins. Quires start with the fleshside. Numerous marginal 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), III, no. 1026.


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Decorated initial-word panel

f. 1
Decorated initial-word panel
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 151
Decorated initial-word panel
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 151
Decorated initial-word panel
 

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