Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Reggio 47

Oriental Manuscripts Reggio Collection

Physical Description

ff. 34

Binding

Half bound.

History

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.

MS. Reggio 47/1

Contents

Miscellaneous texts

1. fols. 1v-2v
Ptolemy, active 2nd century, Maʿaśeh keli ha-habaṭah (Treatise on the astrolabe)מעשה כלי ההבטה

Copied by Yehudah Faritsol in Mantua in AM 259 (1499)

Language(s): Hebrew
2. fols. 3r-3v
Luḥotלוחות

Copied by Yehudah Faritsol in Mantua in AM 259 (1499)

Language(s): Hebrew
3. fols. 4r-13v
תכונת הכדור
Colophon: Colophon on fol. 13v: "ברוך הנותן ליעף כח והתעצמות פה מנטובא מאייו רנ"ט אני יהודה פריצול יבמ"י"

Copied by Yehudah Faritsol in Mantua in AM 259 (1499)

Language(s): Hebrew
4. fols. 14v-17r
Josef Ṭaṭtsiḳ; טיטצ’ק, יוסף, La-ʿaśot ha-atsṭrolabeלעשות האצטרולב

Copied by Yehudah Faritsol in Mantua in AM 259 (1499)

Language(s): Hebrew
5. fol. 18v
Ibn Tibbon, Jacob ben Machir, approximately 1236; יעקב בן מכיר, Rovaʿ Yiśraʾel ("Israel's Quadrant", chapter 16)רובע ישראל (שער טז)

Copied by Yehudah Faritsol in Mantua in AM 259 (1499)

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 18
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Collation

1 quire of 18 leaves no signature, no catchwords

Condition

In good condition.

Layout

Text in one column.

Hand(s)

Italian (semi-)cursive script.

Decoration

Astronomical diagrams.

History

Origin: Mantua; 1499

MS. Reggio 47/2

Contents

Sefer ben David

fols. 19r-24r
Modena, Leone, 1571-1648; מודינא, יהודה אריה, Sefer ben Davidספר בן דוד

Written by Yehudah Aryeh of Modena (Leone Modena) for his pupil Yosef Ḥamits ha-rofeh.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 6 (fols. 19-24)
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals (continuous foliation).

Collation

1 quire of 6 leaves no signature, catchwords on every verso.

Condition

In good condition.

Layout

Text in one column.

Hand(s)

Rashi script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [early 19th century]

MS. Reggio 47/3

Contents

Ḳol Śimḥa

fols. 26-34
Calimani, Simon, 1699-1784; קלימני, שמחה בן אברהם, Ḳol Śimḥaקול שמחה
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 10 (fols. 25-34)
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals (continuous foliation).

Collation

1 quire of 6 leaves no signature, catchwords on every verso.

Condition

In good condition.

Layout

Text in one column.

Hand(s)

Italian cursive and square script.

Decoration

Decorated title page, marginal decoration on fol. 34r.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [1736/7 or 1741/2 (title page)]

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. 2080, Catalogueof the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 2080), and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.

Availability

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 19365

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 2080.
    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. 2080.

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