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Detailed record for Oriental 11924

Title Prayer book, Italian rite
Origin Italy
Date 15th century
Language Hebrew, Judeo-Italian
Script Italian semi-cursive script, punctuated
Scribe Israel
Decoration Decorated initial-word panel with full floral border (f. 1). 3 drawings illustrating the text, in brown and red ink (ff. 132v, 153v, 158v). Maniculae (e.g., ff. 26, 78v, 79, 160v).
Dimensions in mm 145 x 110 (110 x 75)
Official foliation ff. 182 (+ 1 unfoliated modern flyleaf at the beginning and 1 older and 1 modern unfoliated paper flyleaves at the end); ff. 1-3 are paper flyleaves
Collation Mostly quires of ten leaves.
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Israel, the scribe: the name Yisrael is decorated several times (e.g., ff. 79v, 178v, 181v).
Antonio Franc. Enriques, censor (fl. in Urbino): inscribed with his name, 1688 (f. 182v); ee William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), appendix 44.
Heinrich Eisemann, bookseller: brought from him by the British Museum on 27 October 1949 (f. [183v]).
Notes Captions of the drawings are perhaps in Judeo-Italian. Watermark of a fleur-de-lis, f. [183], unidentified.


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Blessing

f. 132v
Blessing
Blessing

f. 132v
Blessing
Seder

f. 153v
Seder
 
Seder

f. 153v
Seder
Marginal drawings

f. 158v
Marginal drawings
Marginal drawings

f. 158v
Marginal drawings
 

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