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Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
  Fugger's Ittur Sofrim, Venice, 1550

© BSB, Photographer: Unknown,

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

Summary and Remarks

Jonathan ben Jacob Galiko appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 9, 25, 32, 57; Scribe 15, in this codex only.

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Name/Title
Fugger's Ittur Sofrim | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1550
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Origin
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Community type
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Congregation
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Period
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Period Detail
Collection
Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod.hebr. 34 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 34)
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Paper, 1 + 429 + 1 leaves.
Material Stucture
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Material Bonding
Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Construction material
Measurements
Full page: 345 x (240-250) mm. Text space: 235 x (131-136) mm.
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Iconographical Subject
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents

Ittur Sofrim (עיטור סופרים; Scribal Beautifying Omissions) by Isaac ben Abba Mari (fols. 2-429): begins בעל העיטור (Glazer 1984:12-13). 1st ed. (part I) Venice 1608.

Codicology

Columns: The text is written mainly in one column.

Scribes
Corrector of Fugger's group: fol. 1 in brown ink. Scribe A*: Jonathan ben Jacob Galiko:2-217v, 234v-429 in brown ink. Scribe B: Scribe 15**: 218-234 in brown ink. The text was proofread by the scribes, each for his own section. * The letters A, B, etc. denote the order of copying by the main scribes and interpolators in this manuscript. ** Running numbers (Scribe 1, 2, etc.) denote anonymous main scribes and interpolators throughout the entire group of Fugger’s Venetian manuscripts. Scribes identified by name are not numbered.
Script
The main text is written in semi-cursive Italian 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. 17, 31).
Pricking
None.
Quires
54 quires of 8 leaves each, except for I1+8, IV6, XI6, XI6, XXV10, XXVI10, LIV4. Quire structure: I1+8 (1-9); II8 (10-17); III8 (18-25); IV6 (26-31); V8 (32-39); VI8 (40-47); VII8 (48-55); VIII8 (56-63); IX8 (64-71); X8 (72-79); XI6 (80-85); XII8 (86-93); XIII8 (94-101); XIV8 (102-109); XV8 (110-117); XVI8 (118-125); XVII8 (126-133); XVIII8 (134-141); XIX8 (142-149); XX8 (150-157); XXI8 (158-165); XXII8 (166-173); XXIII8 (174-181); XXIV8 (182-189); XXV10 (190-199); XXVI10 (200-209); XXVII8 (210-217); XXVIII8 (218-225); XXIX8 (226-233); XXX8 (234-241); XXXI8 (242-249); XXXII8 (250-257); XXXIII8 (258-265); XXXIV8 (266-273); XXXV8 (274-281); XXXVI8 (282-289); XXXVII8 (290-297); XXXVIII8 (298-305); XXXIX8 (306-313); XL8 (314-321); XLI8 (322-329); XLII8 (330-337); XLIII8 (338-345); XLIV8 (346-353); XLV8 (354 -361); XLVI8 (362-369); XLVII8 (378-385); XLIX8 (386-393); L8 (394-401); LI8 (402-409); LII8 (410-417); LIII8 (418-425); LIV4 (426-429).
Catchwords
Catchwords for leaves are written horizontally at the left below the text in semi-cursive script by the text scribe.
Hebrew Numeration
None.
Blank Leaves
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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Signature
Colophon

None.

Scribal Notes

None.

Watermark
'A' in the outer corner of the folio (27 mm; e.g. fols. 7, 12, 19); 'B' in the outer corner of the folio (25 mm; e.g. fols. 101, 104, 106, 108, 109, 269); Counter mark: two crossed arrows forming an X, the tips pointing down at the centre of the folio (66 mm; e.g. fols. 102, 103, 105, 107) ): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80; Flèche 35 and 41 (1550, 1547); the letters MC in the outer corner of the folio (26 mm; e.g.
fol. 252): unidentified.
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Binding

Dark green leather partly turned brown on wooden boards (345 x235 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

עיטור (Ittur), and the letters YYY 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 Binder' in Venice(Hobson 1999:119-129). Similar bindings in BSB: e.g. Cod.hebr. 25, 30, 41, 53 and Cod.gr. 12.

Watermarks on flyleaves: None.

Decoration Program

None.

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance

Owners' inscriptions: None.

Inscriptions of librarians and researchers:

Front cover flyleaf, verso: contents by Librarians 7 and 1: by Librarian 7: Baal Haitor;  by Librarian 1: id est. liber de virtutibus et ceremonijs judaicis. Baal. i. magister Haitor. i. coronae.

Front cover pastedown and flyleaf, recto: Pacis. Rabi Abrahae? Salam.

Front cover pastedown, on the exlibris, in plummet: Title of the manuscript in German.

Exlibris and stamps:

Front cover pastedown: 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 fols. 1, 429v there is an oval stamp of the BSB from the 20th century: BIBLIOTHECA\ REGIA\ MONACENSIS.

Old signatures:

Front cover, lower right corner in black ink: 2. n0 24 (Duke's library, Prommer's signature).

Front flyleaf, verso, upper right corner: MS. Hebr. 30.

Sticker on the spine: 90? and on the spine and back pastedown: Cod.hebr. 34 (current signature).

On exlibris in plummet: Cod.hebr. 34 (current signature).

Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

Dressler 1972   F. Dressler, Die Exlibris der Bayerischen Hof- und Staatsbibliothek, 17. bis 20. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 1972.

Glazer 1984   מ' גלצר, עטור סופרים (ספר העיטור) לר' יצחק בן רב אבא מארי (דיסרטציה), ירושלים תשמ"ד (M. Glazer, Ittur Sofrim by R. Isaac ben Abba Mari (Dissertation), Jerusalem 1984.

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.

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Condition

Well preserved. Apparently the manuscript was not used.

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Documenter
Ilona Steimann | 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 |
Negative/Photo. No.