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Detailed record for Oriental 10186

Title Prayer book with Haggadah (ff. 71-88) and Pirqei Avot (ff. 88v-115), Ashkenazi rite
Origin Italy
Date 15th century
Language Hebrew
Script Ashkenazi semi-cursive and square script, unpunctuated
Scribe Uri ben Menahem ha-Levi Zion called Weibish
Decoration Numerous initial words with modest penwork decoration. 8 textual decorations with floral motifs in brown ink (ff. 1v, 2, 50, 60v, 136, 153, 154v, 155). 38 decorated vertical bands in brown ink (ff. 3, 6v, 25v, 28v, 33, 33v, 34, 35v, 46v, 47, 48, 52, 54v, 55, 58v, 60, 68, 71, 71v, 78v, 82, 115, 115v, 116, 121, 123, 124v, 125, 131, 133, 134v, 140, 140v, 141, 141v, 142, 153v, 154).
Dimensions in mm 95 x 65 (60 x 35)
Official foliation ff. 161, no flyleaf
Collation 21 quires: i8 (ff. 1-8), ii8 (f. 9-16), iii6 (ff. 17-22), iv8 (ff. 23-30), v8 (ff. 31-38), vi8 (ff. 39-46), vii8 (ff. 47-54), viii8 (ff. 55-62), ix6 (ff. 63-68), x8-1 (ff. 69-75), xi8 (ff. 76-83), xii10-2 (ff. 84-91), xiii10 (92-101), xiv6 (ff. 102-107), xv10-1 (ff. 108-116), xvi8 (ff. 117-124), xvii8 (ff. 125-132), xviii8-1 (ff. 133-139), xix8 (ff. 140-147), xx8-1 (148-154), xxi8-1 (ff. 155-161). Catchwords.
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600.
Provenance Uri bar Menahem ha-Levi Weibish, scribe: inscribed with his name in a colophon the end of which is erased (f. 159v).
Illegible censor's signature (f. 1). Extensive amount of erasures (e.g., ff. 11, 24, 31v, 35v, 40, 41, 57, 57v, 82v).
Moses Gaster (b. 1856, d. 1939), scholar and rabbi: inscribed with his name, 'M. Gaster 582' (f. 1) and 'M. Gaster' (f. 161v); no. 582 in his collection [Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts in the Gaster Collection, the British Library, London (London: Hebrew Section. Oriental and India Office Collection, 1996];
purchased by the British Museum from him in 1925 together with 1,128 other manuscripts.
Notes Ruling is visible. Numerous marginal notes.
Select bibliography Israel Davidson, Otsar ha-shirah veha piyut: mi-zeman hatimat kitve ha- kodesh ad reshit tekufat ha-haskalah [Thesaurus of Mediaeval Hebrew Poetry] (New York: Bet midrash ha-Rabanim de-Amerikah, 1924-1933) [on the text].

Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts in the Gaster Collection, the British Library, London (London: Hebrew Section. Oriental and India Office Collection, 1996).


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Decorated initial words

f. 154v
Decorated initial words
Decorated initial words

f. 155
Decorated initial words

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