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Detailed record for Oriental 9900

Title Parts of the Scriptures (Ketuvim): Psalms (ff. 6v-109v), Proverbs (ff. 110-146), Job (ff. 146v-188), Five Scrolls (Hamesh megillot; ff. 189-237)
Origin Italy
Date 1st half of the 15th century
Language Hebrew
Script Sephardi semi-cursive script, punctuated
Decoration 20 decorated chapter numbers in the Psalms with pen-flourishing, red and blue (ff. 6v, 7, 11v, 12, 12v, 13, 13v, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17v, 19, 19v, 20v, 21, 21v, 22, 22v, 23).
Dimensions in mm 90 x 70 (55 x 40)
Official foliation ff. 239 (+ 1 unfoliated modern flyleaf at the beginning and 1 older and 1 modern unfoliated paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation 25 quires: i6-1 (ff. 1-5), ii10 (ff. 6-15), iii8 (ff. 16-23), iv10 (ff. 24-33), v10 (ff. 34-43), vi10 (ff. 44-53), vii10 (ff. 54-63), viii10 (ff. 64-73), ix10 (ff. 74-83), x10 (ff. 84-93), xi10 (ff. 94-103), xii10 (ff. 104-113), xiii10 (ff. 114-123), xiv10 (ff. 124-133), xv10 (ff. 134-143), xvi10 (ff. 144-153), xvii10 (ff. 154-163), xviii10 (ff. 164-173), xix10 (ff. 174-183), xx10 (ff. 184-193), xxi10 (ff. 194-203), xxii10 (ff. 204-213), xxiii10 (ff. 214-223), xxiv10 (ff. 224-233), xxv6 (ff. 234-239).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Solomon ben Moses Merimont?: mentioned in a permission for bediqat ha-reiyahissued for him in [5]211? [1451?] (f. 239v).
Illegible Hebrew inscriptions from different periods (ff. 237v, 238, 239).
Moses Gaster (b. 1856, d. 1939), scholar and rabbi: inscribed with his name (ff. 1, 237); his manuscript Cod. G. 712; purchased from him on 12 April, 1924 (f. [241v]).
Select bibliography 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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f. 14
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f. 16
Decorated chapter numbers
 

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