Yaakov ben Yosef appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 10, 12, 15, 17, 22, 24, 27, 31, 32, 40, 43, 49, 52, 57, 58, 62, 73; Scribe6 inBSB Cod.hebr. 22, 24, 12, 23, 62; Scribe7 inBSB Cod.hebr. 24; and Interpolator2 inthis codex only.
Text space: (237-239) x (136-139) mm.
Green leather on wooden boards (348 x240 mm); gold-tooled similarly on front and back with a central roundel 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 קבלה, and below is the letter ה. The back roundel encloses a shield which is inscribed CABALA, and the letter E below. 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's Binder' inVenice(Hobson 1999:111-112).
Watermarks of the flyleaves: The head of a bull with a third, central horn, topped by a flower, at the centre of the folio (88 mm; front cover flyleaf): unidentified.
The decoration is executed by Yaakov ben Yosef:
The title on fol. 1 is written in decorated display script. For similar titles, captions and initial words see:
BSB Cod.hebr. 10, fol. 1; Cod.hebr. 15, fol. 245; Cod.hebr. 17, fol. 169; Cod.hebr. 22, fols. 1, 70, 181;
Cod.hebr. 24, fols. 165, 213; Cod.hebr.32, fol. 1; Cod.hebr. 40, fols. 160, 161, 219, 219v; Cod.hebr. 52,
fol. 1; Cod.hebr. 62, fols. 1, 183.