Summary and Remarks
Jonathan ben Jacob Galiko appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 9, 25, 32, 57; Scribe 15, in this codex only.
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.
Columns: The text is written mainly in one column.
fol. 252): unidentified.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Well preserved. Apparently the manuscript was not used.