Obj. ID: 44696
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts Fugger's Seventh Venetian Miscellany on Kabbalah, Venice, c. 1549
Jacob ben Joseph appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 27, 31, 32, 40, 43, 48, 49, 52, 57, 58, 62, 73; Scribe 6 in BSB Cod.hebr. 22, 23, 24, 62, 48; Scribe 2 in BSB Cod.hebr. 11, 30; Scribe 10 only in this codex.
Well preserved. Apparently the manuscript was not used.
1. Extracts from Zohar (fols. 1-86), including Genesis (from Vayera until Toledot), Exodus (from Shlah lekhah), Leviticus and Deuteronomy: begins קצת פרשיות מזהר. Another copy in Munich: BSB Cod.hebr. 83 (fols. 138-160v).
2. Extracts from Tikkunei ha-Zohar (תיקוני הזוהר; Additions to Zohar) (fols. 87-129v): begins כתיב והמשכילים (Steinschneider 1895:5-6).
3. Tikkunei ha-Zohar (fols. 130-234): begins ספר התקונין (Gottlieb 1976:440). Another copy in Munich: BSB Cod.hebr. 218, copied in 1436 by Isaiah Parnas for Johann Albrecht Widmanstetter.
Scribes: Jacob ben Joseph (Scribe A*): fols. 1-86 in brown ink. Scribe 6** (Scribe B): fols. 87-100v, 103-110 in dark brown ink. Scribe 2 (Scribe C): fols. 101-102v, 110v-129v in dark brown ink. Scribe 10 (Scribe D): fols. 131-234 in dark brown ink. Interpolator 3** (Interpolator A*): fol. 122v (lines 3-11, 23-28) in dark brown ink. Almost no corrections in the margins.
* The letters A, B, etc. denote the order of copying by the main scribes and interpolators in this manuscript.
** The running numbers (Scribe 1, 2, etc.) denote the anonymous main scribes and interpolators throughout the entire group of Fugger’s Venetian manuscripts. The scribes identified by name are not numbered.
Columns: The text is written mainly in one column.
Green leather turned brown on wooden boards (355 x238 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 זוהר (Zohar), above is a פ (P) and below it is an R. The roundel on the back cover encloses a shield with similar floral and geometric motifs above and 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 on 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: Cod.hebr. 10, 15, 23, 62.
Watermarks of the flyleaves: A star above an anchor within a circle at the centre of the folio (65 mm; back cover flyleaf and front cover pastedown): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Ancre 24-31 (Venice, 1556).
Owners' inscriptions: None.
Inscriptions of librarians and researchers:
Front pastedown: an inscription in red ink by Prommer: קצת פרשיות מזוהר/ תהלה/ ספרי התיקונין מזוהר הגדול.
Sticker on front pastedown, inscribed by Librarian 4 in brown ink: Commentaria Zoar super capita quaedam librorum Moysi.
Front cover pastedown by Librarian 2 inbrown ink: Kezas parschiios Mizohar hagadol id est; Commentarius Soharis in aliquot capita Pentateuchi. Item in quaedam singularia Iota eiusdem;
Liber Hatikonim Mizohar, quaedam observationes et ordines ex Sohar.
Front cover pastedown in pencil: Simon ben Jochai ein kleiner.
Fol. 1' by Librarian 1a: קצת פרשיות מזוהר\ קצת פרשיות מהזוהר.
Exlibris and stamps:
Inside front cover: an exlibris of theBavarian Courtand State Library (230 x155 mm) with the arms of
Elector Maximilian I of 1638 (Dressler 1972:B3ab).
Front cover in black ink: n0. 58 (Duke's library, Prommer's signature).
Front pastedown in red ink: 1. 48 (the Duke's library, Prommer's revision of 1583).
Front pastedown in pencil: Cod.hebr. 12 (current signature).
Spine, on stickers in brown ink: 58; in black ink: Cod.hebr. 12; also on the back cover pastedown.
Dressler 1972 F. Dressler, Die Exlibris der Bayerischen Hof- und Staatsbibliothek, 17. bis 20. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 1972.
Gottlieb 1976 א' גוטליב, מחקרים בספרות הקבלה, תל אביב תשל"ו (E. Gottlieb, Research on the Kabbalistic Literature, Tel Aviv 1976).
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.
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.