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Obj. ID: 21003
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  Fugger's Medical Miscellany, Venice, c.1550

© BSB, Photographer: Unknown,
Summary and Remarks

Meir appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 7, 8, 11, 15, 23, 26, 27, 31, 39, 44, 47, 49, 50, 54, 56, 58, 59.

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Name/Title
Fugger's Venetian Medical Miscellany | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
c.1550
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Meir (scribe)
(Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 29 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 29)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Paper, 1 + 262 + 1 leaves.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Full page: (356-357) x (247-250) mm.
Text space: (238-242) x (139-141) mm.
Height
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Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
1
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
1. Generalities (Kulliyat, כוליאת) by Averroes (fols. 2-248) in an anonymous translation: beginsאמר השופט הנכבד החכם השלם אבן מחמד בן רש"ד זכר לטוב אחרי ההודאה והתחינה אליו הנה הכוונה במאמר (Muntner 1946:64-5; Steinschneider 1893:673). 2. Phlebotomy (ספר ההקזות) by Mauro (fols. 249-256): beginsתחלת דברי מאברוש מן ההקזות אמר הנה נדבר בקצרה (Steinschneider 1893:810). 3. Theriak (מאמר בתריאק) by Averroes (fols. 256-266v) in an anonymous translation: beginsאמר אחמד בן רשד אחר אשר הודתי לאל שאל ממני (Muntner 1946:67; Steinschneider 1893:676).
Codicology
Scribes
Meir: fols. 1-266v in brown ink.
Script
The text is written in semi-cursive Ashkenazi script.
Number of Lines
The text is written in 30 lines per page mainly in one column.
Ruling
Ruling by stylus: 30 horizontal and 1+1 vertical lines (e.g. fol. 111v).
Pricking
None.
Quires
27 quires of 10 leaves each, except for XVI8, XXV4. Quire composition: I10 (1-9); II10 (10-20; number 19 is skipped); III10 (21-30); IV10 (31-40); V10 (41-50); VI10 (51-60); VII10 (61-70); VIII10 (71-80); IX10 (81-90); X10 (91-100); XI10 (101-110); XII10 (111-120); XIII10 (121-130); XIV10 (131-140); XV10 (141-150); XVI8 (151, 158-164 error in numbering); XVII10 (165-174); XVIII10 (175-184); XIX10 (185-194); XX10 (195-204); XXI10 (205-214); XXII10 (215-224); XXIII10 (225-234); XXIV10 (235-244); XXV4 (245-248); XXVI10 (249-258); XXVII10 (259-267a).
Catchwords
Catchwords for leaves are written horizontally at the left below the text in semi-cursive script, sometimes surmounted by a V.
Hebrew Numeration
None.
Blank Leaves
Fols. 1v, 248v, 267-267v, 267a-267a verso.
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
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Denomination
Signature
Colophon
None.
Scribal Notes
None.
Watermark
Watermarks: 'A' in the outer corner of the folio (27 mm; e.g. fols. 6, 10, 36, 84, 162, 247, 264). Counter mark: 'B' between the tips of two crossed arrows forming an X in the centre of the folio (66 mm; e.g. fols. 265, 266): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80: Flèche 35 and 41 (1550, 1547).
Hallmark
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Trade Mark
Binding

Dark green leather on wooden boards (356 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 רפואה, and below it are the letters MMM. 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. 29, 32.

 

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

Decoration Program

Ribbon-like letters of the title by Meir decorated with scrolls, grotesques and human heads (fol. 1).

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History/Provenance
Owners' inscriptions: None. Inscriptions of librarians and researchers: Front cover flyleaf, recto: Contents in Hebrew in brown ink by Librarian 1a: ספר קוליוט ובו נרשם רפואות אומני/ הבארבירר מניזקי שבחוץ הגוף/ גם ספר הסמים והמזונות. Below by Librarian 3: Sephaer koleioth vbo nirscham rephuos umane habarbirar\ miniske schaebehutz haguf.\ Gam sephaer hasamim vehamesonos.\\ Koleioth liber medinis ad chjrurgiam portinens de omnibus\ externis in commodes, frachtionbus zt. (?)\ Item liber de ratione victus, et aromatibus. Front cover flyleaf, verso, in red ink by W. Prommer: .ספר קוליוט ובו נרשם רפואות אומני/ הבארבירר Back pastedown, in plummet on the exlibris: contents of the manuscript in German. Exlibris and stamps: Front cover 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 part in black ink: Stat. 9 n0 12 (second signature of the Fugger library). Front cover, lower right corner in black ink: 2 n0 54 (Duke's library, Prommer's signature). Front cover flyleaf, verso, upper right corner: MS. Hebr. 25. Front cover flyleaf, verso, lower part in red ink: 2. 54 (Duke's library, Prommer's revision of 1583). Spine and back pastedown in black on stickers: Cod. hebr. 29 (current signature). On exlibris in plummet: Cod.hebr. 29 (current signature).
Main Surveys & Excavations
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. Muntner 1946 ז' מונטנר, "אבן רשד הרופא וחבוריו הרפואיים," קרית ספר כג (תש"ו):62-72 (S. Muntner, “Averroes the Physician and his Medical Works”, Kiryat Sefer 23 (1946):62-72). 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.
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Condition
Well preserved. Apparently the manuscript was not used.
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Documenter
Ilona Steimann | 2008, 2015
Author of description
Ilona Steimann; Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin | 2008, 2015; 2015
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Michal Sternthal; Project Head: Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin | 05-2016; 2008-2015
Language Editor
Christine Evans | 2015
Donor
Supported by the Fritz Thyssen |
Negative/Photo. No.