Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Laud Or. 93

Oriental Manuscripts Laud Oriental Collection

Contents

Miscellany

Physical Description

ff. 160

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated to the Library by Archbishop William Laud (see Summary Catalogue, vol.II, part 1, pp.13-14).

MS. Laud Or. 93/1

Contents

ff.1r-28v
Archimedes, Archimedes' two books on sphere and cylinderספר ארשמידאה בכדור ובאצונא

Translated into Hebrew from Qosta ben Luqa's Arabic by Qalonymos ben Kalonymos (the revised translation).

Written by Yitsḥaḳ ben R. Yehudah שויכאת at Saragossa in the house of R. Yitsḥaḳ Kohen, finished on Tuesday the 11 of the first Adar 5212 (1452)

Incipit: מארמישדאה אל אוסנאוס שלום. כבר פניתי אליך והראיתי וכתבתי במופת
Colophon: "והשלמתיו אני יצחק בכ"ר יהודה שויכאת בעיר סרגוסה במדרש הה"ר יצחק כהן יצ"ו והוא העתקת [=תרגום] ר’ קלונימוס בר’ קלונימוס האחרונה שהוא העתיקו פעמים והיתה השלמתו ביום שלישי י"א לחדש אדר ראשון שנת הרי"ב ... " . (f. 28v)
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

[Physical description in printed catalogue]
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 28
Dimensions (leaf):
Foliation: [A description of the numbering system(s) used to count the leaves or pages in a codex]

Collation

x quires + 2 leaves inner/outer leaf of quire Hebrew/Arabic characters catchwords, repeated words, marked central opening

Hand(s)

Sephardi cursive script.

Decoration

History

Origin: Saragossa (Spain); 1452

Provenance

Censors' signatures on fol. 28v: Domenico Irosolomi[ta]no; Aless[an]dre Scipione 1597. Owner's inscription on fol. 31r: Jacobus Bruschinzanus? (Roman characters)

MS. Laud Or. 93/2

Contents

ff.34v-80r
Jordanus Rufus; יורדנוס ריפוס, The Hebrew translation of Jordanus Rufus' treatise on the hyppiariticחבור בטיפול הסוס ורפואתו
Language(s): Hebrew

See Wolf, Bibl. Hebraica iv p. 861.

The headings of the chapters are not quite literal.

Incipit: כאשר בין כל בעלי חיים הנבראים במפורסם מהעופל העליון

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 47 (fols. 34-80)
Dimensions (leaf):
Foliation: [A description of the numbering system(s) used to count the leaves or pages in a codex]

Collation

x quires + 2 leaves inner/outer leaf of quire Hebrew/Arabic characters catchwords, repeated words, marked central opening

Hand(s)

Sephardi semi-cursive script.

Decoration

History

Origin: [Italy?]; [early-mid 15th c.]

MS. Laud Or. 93/3

Contents

ff.81r-97v
Tura di Castello, On the use of the waters of Poretaטורה די קסטילו: התועלת ממי פורטה ולאי זה חולי טובה וסדר שתייתה
Language(s): Hebrew and Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper (watermarks: Briquet no. 11924, dated 1432)
Extent: ff. 17 (fols. 81-97)
Dimensions (leaf):
Foliation: [A description of the numbering system(s) used to count the leaves or pages in a codex]

Collation

x quires + 2 leaves inner/outer leaf of quire Hebrew/Arabic characters catchwords, repeated words, marked central opening

Hand(s)

Italian cursive script.

Decoration

History

Origin: [Italy]; [ca. 1430]

Provenance

Censors' signatures on fol. 97v: Domenico Irosolomi[ta]no 1597; Fra. Luigi [da Bologna], 1597. Owner's inscription on fol. 99r: Abraham and Rafael Galiḳo

MS. Laud Or. 93/4

Contents

4. ff.100v-120r
Zarqālī, Ibrāhīm ibn Yaḥyá, -1100; זרקאלה, אברהים בן יחיא אבן, Astronomical treatise on the tables of Ibn el-Zarqala (Azarchiel) אגרת המעשה בלוח

Translated from Arabic into Hebrew, divided into sixty chapters, without a preface.

5. ff.121r-142r
Ibn Tibbon, Jacob ben Machir, approximately 1236-; יעקב בן מכיר, Treatise on the astrolabe in sixteen chaptersרובע ישראל
6. f.142v
Ibn Tibbon, Jacob ben Machir, approximately 1236-; יעקב בן מכיר, Treatise on the astrolabe in fourty chapters

Translated from the Arabic (see Neubauer No.2081, 1).

On fol. 33r is a note, headed אבקים נגד מגפת הבהמות .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper, but outer and inner sheets of quires made of parchment
Extent: ff. 61 (fols. 100-160)
Dimensions (leaf):
Foliation: [A description of the numbering system(s) used to count the leaves or pages in a codex]

Collation

x quires + 2 leaves inner/outer leaf of quire Hebrew/Arabic characters catchwords, repeated words, marked central opening

Hand(s)

Sephardi semi-cursive script.

Decoration

History

Origin: [Sepharad]; [early 15th c.]

Provenance

Censors' signatures: Gio. Dominico Carretto 1618 (f. 159v); Clemente Renatto (f. 160r); Luigi, 1600 (f. 160v)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 2007., Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 2007. and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures contact Bodleian Admissions). Contact specialcollections.enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 19292

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 2007.
    Beit-Arié, Malachi and R.A. May (eds), Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I (A. Neubauer’s Catalogue) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), no. 2007.

TO TOP