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Detailed record for Additional 9405

Title Biblical readings from a festival prayer book (mahzor): Song of Songs, Ruth, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations
Origin Germany
Date 1309
Language Hebrew
Script Ashkenazi square script, punctuated; Ashkenazi semi-cursive script, unpunctuated
Scribe Solomon ben Jehiel
Artists Decoration probably by the scribe.
Decoration 4 initial words with accompanying dragons (ff. 1, 3v, 6, 12 ), and a pen drawing (f. 11v).
Dimensions in mm 250 x 190 (160/165 x 125)
Official foliation ff. 14 (+ 3 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 unfoliated older paper flyleaf and 2 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation 2 quires: i8 (ff. 1-8), ii6 (ff. 9-14). Catchword on f. 8v.
Form Parchment codex
Binding Pre-1600. Brown leather, tooled.
Provenance Colophon: I, Solomon bar Jehiel wrote this mahzor for R. .. bar Abraham, 5069 year of the creation of the world, on 8 Nisan (in volume 2, Add 9406, f. 32v).
Adam Clarke (b. 1762, d. 1832), Wesleyan Methodist minister and scholar: his bookplate with Greek inscription: ho theos agape estin (inner upper cover).
Notes Two volumes (Add 9405 and 9406).
Pricking an ruling often visible.
For colophon, see Add. 9406.
Select bibliography J. B. B. Clarke, A Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of the European and Asiatic Manuscripts in the Library of the late Dr. Adam Clarke (London: John Murray, 1835), p. 114.

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), I, no. 143.

Therese and Mendel Metzger, Jewish Life in the Middle Ages: Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts of the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Centuries (New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, 1982), p. 303.


Images
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Dove

f. 1
Dove
Dragon

f. 3v
Dragon
Dragon

f. 6
Dragon
 
David and Goliath

f. 11v
David and Goliath
Jeremiah

f. 12
Jeremiah

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