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  Homilies on the Pentateuch by Joshua ibn Shu’eib, Venice, 1550

© BSB, Photographer: Unknown,

For the full scan of the manuscript, see the websita of the Bavarian State Library.

Summary and Remarks

Meshulam bar Samuel Faibush appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 18, 30, 41; Jonathan ben Jacob Galiko in BSB Cod.hebr. 25, 32, 34, 57; and Ezra ben Isaac of Fano in BSB Cod.hebr. 8, 26, 31, 35, 56, 57. 

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Name/Title
Fugger's Venetian Homilies | Unknown
Object Detail
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Date
1550
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Period Detail
Collection
Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 9 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 9)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Paper, 1 + 323 + 1 leaves.
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Measurements
Full page: 354 x (236-240) mm. Text space: Meshulam ben Samuel Faibush: 239 x 141 mm. Jonathan ben Jacob Galiko: 227 x 136 mm. Ezra ben Isaac of Fano: 228 x 137 mm.
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Contents

Homilies on the Pentateuch (דרשות על התורה) by Joshua ibn Shu'eib (fols. 1-323): begins בראשית מה רבו מעשיך יי' כולם (cf. Horowitz 1989). 1st ed. Constantinople 1523.

Codicology

Columns: The text is written mainly in one column.

Scribes
Anonymous scribe of the titles: fol. 1. Meshulam ben Samuel Faibush (Scribe A*): fols. 2-222v. Jonathan ben Jacob Galiko (Scribe B): fols. 223-273v. Ezra ben Isaac of Fano (Scribe C): fols. 274-323. *The letters A, B, etc. denote the order of copying by the main scribes and interpolators in this manuscript.
Script
The text is written in semi-cursive Ashkenazi (Meshulam and Galiko) and Italian (Ezra of Fano) script, while titles and some initial words are in square script.
Number of Lines
The text is written in 30 lines per page.
Ruling
Ruling by stylus: 30 horizontal and 1+1 vertical lines (e.g. fols. 323).
Pricking
None.
Quires
41 quires of 8 leaves each, except for XIV6, XX6, XXIII6, XXIV6,XXIX6,XXXI10-1,XXXIV10,XLI10. Quire structure: I8 (1-8); II8 (9-16); III8 (17-24); IV8 (25-32); V8 (33-40); VI8 (41-48); VII8 (49-56); VIII8 (57-64); IX8 (65-72); X8 (73-80); XI8 (81-88); XII8 (89-96); XIII8 (97-104); XIV6 (105-110); XV8 (111-118); XVI8 (119-126); XVII8 (127-134); XVIII8 (135-142); XIX8 (143-150); XX6 (151-156); XXI8 (157-164); XXII8 (165-172); XXIII6 (173-178); XXIV6 (179-184); XXV8 (185-192); XXVI8 (193-200); XXVII8 (201-208); XXVIII8 (209-216); XXIX6 (217-222); XXX8 (223-230); XXXI10-1 (231-239); XXXII8 (240-247); XXXIII8 (248-255); XXXIV10 (256-265); XXXV8 (266-273); XXXVI8 (274-281); XVII8 (282-289); XXXVIII8 (290-297); XXXIX8 (298-305); XL8 (306-313); XLI10 (314-323).
Catchwords
Catchwords for leaves are written horizontally on the left below the text in semi-cursive script by the text scribe.
Hebrew Numeration
None.
Blank Leaves
Fols. 1v, 323v.
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Façade (main)
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Colophon

Fol. 222v:

גם אני הסופר משולם בר’ שמואל מערה"ר (מעלת רבי הרב) נ"ע (נוחו עדן) תנצב"ה (תהי נפשו צרורה בצרור החיים) המכונה וייביש פוזנאני סיימתי זה היום ערב יום הכיפרים יום ו’ ט’ ימי’ לחודש תשרי י’ש’א’ לפ"ק לאלף הששי פה וויניציאה העיר הגדולה בארץ איט"ליא

(I too am the scribe, Meshulam bar Samuel, may he rest in Eden and may his soul be bound up in the bond of life, called Faibush of Poznan, completed this today, the eve of the day of Atonement, Friday, 9th Tishrei 5311 [19th September 1550], here in Venice, the great city in Italy).

Scribal Notes

None

Watermark
'A' in the outer corner of the folio (27 mm). Counter mark: 'B' between the tips of two crossed arrows forming an X at the centre of the folio (66 mm; e.g. bifolium 1/8): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Flèche 35 and 41 (1550, 1547).
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Binding

Dark green leather turned brown on wooden boards (360 x240 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 from left to right פירושים, with a rosette above and below. Above is an inscription אבן שועיב (ibn Shu'eib) and below are the letters EEE. 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' in Venice (Hobson 1999:119-129).

Watermarks of the 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). 

Decoration Program

None

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History/Provenance

Owners' inscriptions: None.

Inscriptions of librarians and researchers:

Fol. 1 (under the title) by Librarian 1a in brown ink: אבן שועיב פרוש על חמישה חומשי תורה.

Under it by an unidentified hand: EVEN SCHOIF PEIRVSH AL HAMISHA HVMSHI\ THORA. id. est.\ Euen. i. Lapis Schoif. i. limitis. Peirusch. i. comentarius. Al. i. super\ Hamischa. i. quinque. Humschi. i. libris. Thora. i. legis.

By another unidentified hand below: Euen Schoif. i. Lapis limitis comentarius super quinque libris legis.

Front flyleaf, recto: Inscription in German describing the contents and colophon with errors: Jusue aben Schoeb (Midrash) Weiterführung über die fünf Bücher Mosis und fünf Predigten geschrieben in Venedig von Veibisch Pudnani, 5301 (1540).

Exlibris and stamps: Inside front wooden board: an exlibris of the Bavarian Court and State Library (227 x155 mm) with the arms of Elector Maximilian I of 1638 (Dressler 1972:B3ab), stuck over his earlier exlibris (175 x135 mm) of 1618, before he became elector in 1623 (Dressler 1972:A3a-f).

On the fols. 1v and 2v, there is a 20th-century oval stamp of the BSB: BIBLIOTHECA\ REGIA\ MONACENSIS.

Old signatures: Back cover, upper right part, in black ink: St. 9 n0 19 (Hartig: 8. 18) (second signature of Fugger's library). Front cover, lower right part, in black ink:I. n. 59 (Duke's library, Prommer's signature). Front flyleaf, verso, in red ink:I. 49 (Duke's library, Prommer's revision of 1583). Front pastedown, upper right corner, in black ink: MS. Hebr. 5. Spine, in black and brown ink on the stickers: 59; Cod.hebr. 9 (current signature). Back pastedown, on sticker and in pencil: Cod.hebr. 9 (current signature).

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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.

Horowitz 1989   C. Horowitz, The Jewish Sermons in 14th Century Spain: The Derashot of R. Joshua ibn Shu'eib, Cambridge 1989. 

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 1895   M. Steinschneider, Die Hebräischen Handschriften der K. Hof -und Staatsbibliothek in München, Munich 1895.

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Well preserved. Apparently the manuscript was not used. 

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Documenter
Ilona Steeinmann | 2008, 2015
Author of description
Ilona Steimann; Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin | 2008, 2015
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Section Head
Michal Sternthal; Project Head: Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin | 2008-2015
Language Editor
Christine Evans | 2015
Donor
Supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation |
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