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Detailed record for Oriental 2396

Author Solomon ibn Gabirol and others
Title Miscellany of ethical texts
Origin Italy
Date 1382
Language Hebrew
Script Italian semi-cursive script, unpunctuated
Scribe Abraham ben Moses (Avraham is decorated on ff. 14, 35)
Decoration Decorated initial words, in colours on 7 folios (ff. 2-5). 1 decorated initial word in ink (f. 112v), drawing in ink (f. 160). 4 charts, in brown ink (ff. 4v, 6, 15v, 126v). Maniculae (e. g., ff. 57, 82v, 83v).
Dimensions in mm 255 x 185 (180 x 125)
Official foliation ff. 160 (2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 1 older and 2 modern unfoliated paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation 18 quires: i10-1 (ff. 2-10), ii (ff. 11-20), iii6 (ff. 21-26), iv10-1 (ff. 27-36), v10 (ff. 37-46), vi10 (ff. 47-56), vii10 (ff. 57-66), viii10 (ff. 67-76), ix10 (ff. 77-86), x10 (ff. 87-96), xi10 (ff. 97-106), xii2 (ff. 107-108), xiii10 (ff. 109-118), xiv10 (ff. 119-128), xv10 (ff. 129-138), xvi10 (ff. 139-148), xvii10 (ff. 149-158), xviii2 (ff. 159-160).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Abraham ben Moses Yashar, the scribe: inscribed with his name in the colophon, 13 Adar [5]142 [1382] (f. 108v).
Shabbtay ha-Rofe, first owner: inscribed with his name in the colophon, 13 Adar [5]142 [1382] (f. 108v).
Isach del Vechio: inscribed with his name (f. [161v]).
Salamon del Vechio: inscribed with his name (f. 1).
Italian poems by Isach del Vechio (?) (ff. 1v, 161v).
Camillo Jaghel, censor: inscribed with his name, 1619 (f. 159v); see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), appendix 50-56.
Moses Wilhelm Shapira (b. 1830, d. 1884), a antiquities dealer of Jerusalem: purchased by the British Museum from him on 23 July 1881: inscribed (f. [162v]).
Notes Censor's erasures, words, sentences crossed out (e.g. 31, 72v, 57v, 149).
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. 867.


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Decorated initial words

f. 2
Decorated initial words
Decorated initial words

f. 2
Decorated initial words
Rooster and lion

f. 160
Rooster and lion
 
Lion and rooster

f. 160
Lion and rooster

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