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  (XI) Obj. ID: 21006 Fugger's Venetian Commentaries on Aristotle,, Venice, 1550. // Yaakov ben Yosef,Yonathan ben Yaakov Galiko edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts


2 Name/Title Fugger's Venetian Commentaries on Aristotle | Unknown
3a Object Philosophical literature
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Yaakov ben Yosef,Yonathan ben Yaakov Galiko (Unknown)
5 Date 1550
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Italy | Veneto | Venice
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 32 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 32)
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Venecian Workshop, 1548-1552|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. digital
19 Remarks
20 Description

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21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
1. Middle commentary on Aristotle's On the Soul (באור אמצעי על ספר הנפש) by Averroes (fols. 1-56),
translated from the Arabic by Moses ibn Tibon: begins אמר מפני שראינו כי היריעה (Steinschneider
1893:148-149). Other copies in Munich: BSB Cod.hebr. 73 (fols. 106-148), Cod.hebr. 125 (fols. 1-43v),
and Cod.hebr. 387 (fols. 1-46).
2. Long commentary on Aristotle's Organon (הבאור הארוך על ספר המופת) by Averroes (fols. 57-344),
translated from the Arabic by Kalonymus ben Kalonymus: begins ביאור ספר המופת לאבן רשד
(Steinschneider 1893:95; see also Ivry 1994:337).
24 Codicology
24a Scribes Yaakov ben Yosef (Scribe A*): fols. 1, 58-344 in brown ink. Jonathan ben Yaakov Galiko (Scribe B): fols. 2-56 in brown ink. Anonymous scribe of the titles: fol. 57. * The letters A, B, etc. denote the order of copying by the main scribes and interpolators in this manuscript.
24b Script Semi-cursive Ashkenazi scripts in dark and light brown ink, with titles and some initial words in square script.
24c Number of Lines The text is written in 30 lines per page, mainly in one column.
24d Ruling Ruling by stylus: 30 horizontal and 1+1 vertical lines (e.g. fol. 56).
24e Pricking None.
24f Quires 37 quires of 8 and 10 leaves each. Quire co,position: I8 (1-8); II8 (9-16); III8 (17-24); IV8 (25-32); V8 (33-40); VI8 (41-48); VII8 (49-56); VIII12-2 (57-66); IX10 (67-76); X10 (77-86); XI10 (87-96); XII10 (97-106); XIII10 (107-116); XIV10 (117 -126); XV10 (127-136); XVI10 (137-146); XVII10 (147-156); XVIII10 (157-166); XIX10 (167-176); XX8 (177-184); XXI10 (185-194); XXII10 (195-204); XXIII10 205-214); XXIV8 (215-222); XXV10 (223-232); XXVI8 (233-240); XXVII10 (241-250); XXVIII8 (251-258); XXIX8 (259-266); XXX10 (267-276); XXXI10 (277-286); XXXII10 (287-296); XXXIII10 (297-306); XXXIV10 (307-316); XXXV10 (317-326); XXXVI10 (327-336); XXXVII10 (337-344, 344a, 344b).
24g Catchwords Catchwords for leaves are written horizontally at the left below the text in semi-cursive script by the text scribes.
24h Hebrew Numeration None.
24i Blank Leaves Fols. 1v, 24-24v, 56v, 57v, 344a verso, 344b-344b verso.

25 Material/Technique
Paper, 1 + 346 + 1 leaves.
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Full page: (350-351) x 250 mm.
Text space: Yaakov ben Yosef: (238-240) x (136-141) mm.
Galiko (238-239) x (135-141) mm.
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
Fol. 56:
ואני העתקתו/ מן העתקו הנ"ל נאם יונתן בר' יעקב/ גאליקו איש מנטובה יזיי"א (יראה זרע יאריך ימים אמן)/ ונשלמתי העתקו שנת/ חמשת אלפים/ ושלש מאות/ ואחד עשר/ יצירה/ היום יום ג' כז' לחדש תשרי שי"א לפ"ק/ פה וויניציאה הבירה/ חזק הכותב/ ואמץ הקורא בו/ אמן אמן אמן אמן/ סלה סלה סלה סלה
And I copied that [text] from its exemplar, Yonathan bar Yaakov Galiko of Mantua, may he see his seed, and prolong his days (Isa. 53:10), amen; and I completed the copying in [the year] 5311 from the Creation, today is Tuesday, 27th Tishrei 5311 [7.10.1550], here in Venice the capital. May the scribe be strong and his reader brave. Amen, amen, amen, amen, sela, sela, sela, sela).
31 Scribal Notes
None.
32 Watermark
Watermarks: 'A' in the outer corner of the folio; A trefoil flower between 'P' and '3' in the outer corner of the folio (32 mm): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Lettres 75 (Venice, 1548, 1550).
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding

Dark green leather on wooden boards (352 x243 mm); gold-tooled with a central roundel on the front and a shield on the back cover within an undulating lozenge in a large rectangle, decorated with floral motifs at the centre of each side and at the corners. The front roundel is inscribed פילו/סופיא, and below are the letters NNN. The spine, blind-tooled with hatching, has four hidden cords and head and tail bands. On the edges of the front cover are vestiges of four groups of three plaited leather bands, two on the side and one each on the upper and lower edges, with corresponding holes for four nails on the edges of the back cover (for preserved bands see Cod.hebr. 301). Each group of three bands terminated in a ring intended to hook over the nails in the opposite cover. The leaves are gilt-edged.

 

This binding was made for Fugger by the 'Fugger Binder' inVenice(Hobson 1999:119-129). Similar bindings in BSB: e.g. Cod.hebr. 9, 29.

 

Watermark of the front flyleaf: A star above an anchor within a circle at the centre of the folio (65 mm): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Ancre 24-31 (Venice, 1556). 

36 Decoration Program

Decorative title by Yaakov ben Yosef (fol. 1).

36 Summary and Remarks

Yaakov ben Yosef appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 10, 12, 15, 17, 22, 24, 27, 31, 40, 43, 48, 49, 52, 57, 58, 62, 73; and Jonathan ben Yaakov Galiko in BSB Cod.hebr. 9, 25, 34, 57.

 

38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Owners' inscriptions: None.
Inscriptions of librarians and researchers:
Front flyleaf, verso: Contents in Hebrew in brown ink by Librarian 1a:
ספר אריסטוטלוס דיאנימא הנקרא/ בלשון הקדש נשמה עם פירוש/ אבראיש/ ביאור ספר המופת לאבן רשד.
Below on the left: Sephaer ... perusch, and by Librarian 3: Biur ... reschad; on the right: Auerrois ... miraculorum.
On some pages, e.g. fols. 38 and 42v, are short pencil notes in the margins in Greek with references, perhaps by Steinschneider referring to Aristotle.
Back pastedown, in plummet on the exlibris: contents of the manuscript in German.
Exlibris and stamps:
Front pastedown: an exlibris of the Bavarian Court and State Library (227 x 155 mm) with the arms of Elector Maximilian I of 1638 (Dressler 1972:B3ab), stuck over his earlier exlibris (175 x 135 mm) of 1618, before he became Elector in 1623 (Dressler 1972:A3a-f).
On fol. 1v there is a 20th-century oval stamp of the BSB: BIBLIOTHECA\ REGIA\ MONACENSIS.
Old signatures:
Back cover, upper right corner in black ink: Stat. 8 n0 46 (second signature of Fugger's library).
Front cover, lower right corner in black ink: 2 n 36 (Duke's library, Prommer's signature).
Front flyleaf, upper right corner in red ink: 2. 49 (Duke's library, Prommer's revision of 1583).
Front flyleaf, verso, upper right corner in brown ink: MS. Hebr. 28.
Stickers on the back pastedown and on the spine: Cod. hebr. 32 (current signature).
On exlibris in plummet: Cod.hebr. 32 (current signature).
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Well preserved. Apparently the manuscript was not used.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Dressler 1972 F. Dressler, Die Exlibris der Bayerischen Hof- und Staatsbibliothek, 17. bis 20. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 1972.
Harlfinger 1974-80 D. Harlfinger, Wasserzeichen aus griechischen Handschriften, Berlin 1974-1980.
Hobson 1999 A. Hobson, Renaissance Book Collecting: Jean Grolier and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, their Books and Bindings, Cambridge 1999.
Ivry 1994 א. א. עברי, "אבן רשד מול מתרגמיו היהודים וקוראיו", מנחה לשרה: מחקרים בפילוסופיה יהודית ובקבלה, מוגשים לפרופסור שרה א' הלר וילנסקי (עורכים מ' אידל, ד' דימנט וש' רוזנברג), ירושלים תשנ"ד:334-346. (A. A. Ivry, "Ibn Rushd, his Hebrew Translators and his Readers", Studies in Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah, Jubilee Volume for Professor Sara A. Heller Wilensky (eds. M. Idel, D. Diment and Sh. Rozenberg), Jerusalem 1994:334-346.
Sirat and Dukan, unpublished C. Sirat and M. Dukan, Etude des manuscrits hébreux"sehr inkorrekt"
conservés dans la Bibliothèque de Munich (Institut des Recherche et d'histoire des Textes, CNRS,
Paris), unpublished.
Steinschneider 1893 M. Steinschneider, Die Hebräischen Übersetzungen des Mittelalters und die Juden als Dolmetscher, Berlin 1893.
Steinschneider 1895 M. Steinschneider, Die Hebräischen Handschriften der K. Hof- und Staatsbibliothek in München, Munich 1895.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
21006
48 Temp: Addenda
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Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Ilona Steimann 2008, 2015 49a
50 Researcher Ilona Steimann; Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin 2008, 2015; 2015 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Michal Sternthal; Project Head: Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin 05-2016; 2008-2015 53a
54 Editor Christine Evans 2015 54a
55 Donor Supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation 55a

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(XXII) ID: 208999 Fugger's Venetian Commentaries on Aristotle, Fol. 1, Venice, 1550 edit
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
ID: 208999 Fugger's Venetian Commentaries on Aristotle, Fol. 1, Venice, 1550 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document


2 Name/Title Fugger's Venetian Commentaries on Aristotle | Unknown
3a Object Philosophical literature
3b Object Detail Fol. 1
4a Artist/ Maker Yaakov ben Yosef,Yonathan ben Yaakov Galiko (Unknown)
5 Date 1550
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Italy | Veneto | Venice
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 32 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 32)
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Venecian Workshop, 1548-1552|
13 Iconographical Subject Opening page, decorated
Initial word, decorative |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M000128
20 Description

Fol. 1: The treatise המאמר האחד מספר הנפש (Middle commentary on Aristotle's On the Soul) opens with its title written in display script by Yaakov ben Yosef, decorated with acanthus scrolls in spared-ground technique. The name of the author and that of his translator are in built-up letters filled in with ink. 

21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Brown ink, spared-ground technique, pen-drawing.
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
208999
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a



     

 

 

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