Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.
Quires mostly of 8 leaves no signatures, catchwords at the end of quires; illustrated catchword on fol. 30v.
Parchment is worn out
Pricking and ruling are often visible. Number of columns varies.
Ashkenazi square script
Inhabited initial-word panels (fol. 158v, 159v, 178r, 207v), decorated initial words (e.g., fols. 165v, 212v)
Half bound, marble paper.
Origin: [Germany]; [ca. 1300 or early 14th century]
Provenance and Acquisition
It belonged to Rabbi Isaac Samuel Reggio's (1784-1855) library, which was purchased en bloc by the Bodleian Library in 1853.
Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. i, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 1023 Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 1023 Database of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
MSS R.R. Film No. F 22509
Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1023.
Metzger, Thérèse, and Mendel Metzger, Jewish Life in the Middle Ages: Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts of the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Centuries (New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, 1982), p. 307
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. 1023.