Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Laud Or. 117

Oriental Manuscripts Laud Oriental Collection

Contents

Miscellany

Physical Description

ff.146, some of the watermarks in part 2 are of the same type as in part 1.

Binding

Brown leather binding, blind-tooled, with the gold-tooled coat of arms of Archbisop Laud in the middle; holes for straps.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Owners' inscriptions: " לעולם יתחו אדם שמו על ספרו כדי שלא יבא אחד מן השוק ויערער עליו ויאמר שלי הוא לכן חתמתי שמי עליו נאוʹ ברוך בר מנחם כץ זלהה " (fol. [i]r); "Liber Guilielmi Laud Archiepi[scopi] Cantuar[iensis] et Cancelarii Universitatis Oxon[iensis] 1635" (fol. 1v)

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

MS. Laud Or. 117/1

Contents

ff.1r-6r
Ezobi, Jehoseph ben Hanan ben Nathan, active 13th centuryהאזובי, יוסף בן חנן, Ḳeʿarat Kesef קערת כסף
Colophon: Colophon on fol. XXX: "ברביעי בשבת בשנת חמשת אלפים ומאתיים ועשרים וארבעה יום ליצירה ששה ימים לירח תמוז חזק קנטוא"
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 6
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 145 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Collation

1 quire of 6 leaves no signature, no catchwords.

Condition

Paper is discoloured and very fragile; in the outer margin broken into pieces.

Hand(s)

Ashkenazi semi-cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: Cantù (Northern Italy); 1464

MS. Laud Or. 117/2

Contents

Jehiel Anav: Maʿalot ha-Midot

ff.9r-146v
Anav, Jehiel ben Jekuthiel ben Benjamin, active 13th centuryיחיאל בן יקותיאל, הרופא, Maʿalot ha-Midot מעלות המדות

7 unfoliated leaves at the end, six are blank, the seventh has Hebrew notes on its verso side.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 138 (ff. 9-146)
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 145 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Collation

no signature, no catchwords.

Condition

Paper is discoloured and very fragile; in the outer margin broken into pieces.

Hand(s)

Italian (semi-)cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [ca. 1465]

Provenance

Censor's signature: Dominico Irosolomi[ta]no 1597 (fol. 146v)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. ii, by Adolf Neubauer and Arthur Ernest Cowley, Oxford 1906, No. 1981.

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 19143

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1981.
    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. 1981.

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