Meir appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 7, 11, 15, 23, 27, 29, 31, 39, 44, 47, 49, 50, 54, 56, 58, 59; Scribe17 inBSB Cod.hebr. 26, 39, 42, 46, 51, 60, 65; and Ezra of Fano in BSB Cod.hebr. 9, 26, 31, 35, 56, 57.
Text space: Meir: (222-227) x (135-136) mm.
Scribe 17 and Ezra: (238-240) x (134-135) mm.
Dark green leather on wooden boards (352 x241 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 are the letters KKKK. 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. 7, 26, 31, 35, 44, 45, 50, 56, 57,60, Ahebr. 278 and Cod.gr. 14.
Watermarks of the front and back cover flyleaves: 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).
- Decorative titles by Meir (fol. 1').
- Initial words by Meir (fols. 1 and 99v).
- Two human profiles flanking the end formula by Meir (fol. 17).
- Text illustration by Ezra of Fano (fol. 418v).