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  Fugger’s Fifth Venetian Miscellany on Philosophy, Venice, c. 1552

© BSB, Photographer: Unknown,

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

Summary and Remarks

Scribe 17 appears in BSB Cod.hebr. 8, 26, 39, 46, 51, 60, 65; Yishai ben Yehiel in BSB Cod. hebr. 7, 10, 19, 26, 28, 30, 31, 33, 44, 45, 47, 46, 50, 52, 56, 58, 62, 64, 68; and Scribe 20 in BSB Cod.hebr. 19, 44, 61.

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Name/Title
Fugger’s Fifth Venetian Miscellany on Philosophy | Unknown
Object Detail
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Date
c. 1552
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Material/Technique
Paper, 1 + 528 + 1 leaves.
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Full page: (332-338) x (225-235) mm. Text space: (216-236) x (132-135) mm.
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Custom
Contents

1. Sefer ha-Kanah ( ספר הקנה ) attributed to Nehunya ben ha-Kanah (fols. 1-274): begins טעמי המצוות על דרך הנסתר (Kushnir-Oron 1982).

2. Dodi ve-Nekhdi ( דודי ונכדי ; lit. My Uncle and my Grandson) by Berechiah ben Natronai ha-Nakdan (fols. 275-300v) (Gollancz 1920).

3. Sefer Emunot ve-Deot ( ;ספר אמונות ודעות The Book of Beliefs and Opinions) by Saadiah Gaon in an anonymous translation (fols. 301-526): begins פתרון ספר האמונות וחרצב הדעות (Steinschneider 1895:440). Fragment of this text in Munich: BSB Cod.hebr. 65 (fols. 20v-21).

Codicology

Columns The text is written mostly in one column.

Scribes
Anonymous scribe: fol. 1 (title page). Scribe 17* (Scribe A**): fols. 2-274 in brown ink. Yishai ben Yehiel (Scribe B): fols. 275-300v in brown ink. Scribe 20 (Scribe C): fols. 301-526 in brown ink.
Script
The text is written in semi-cursive Ashkenazi (Yishai and Scribe 20) and Italian (Scribe 17) 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 274, 300a, 300b, 526v, 526a.
Pricking
None.
Quires
47 quires of 8 leaves each, except for XXXIV8+1, XXXVIII4, XLIX8+1, XLVII2. 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); XIV8 (105-112); XV8 (113-120); XVI8 (121-128); XVII8 (129-136); XVIII8 (137-144); XIX8 (145-152); XX8 (153-160); XXI8 (161-168); XXII8 (169- 176); XXIII8 (177-184); XXIV8 (185-192); XXV8 (193-200); XXVI8 (201-208); XXVII8 (209-217); XXVIII8 (218-225); XXIX8 (226-233); XXX8 (234-241); XXXI8 (242-249); XXXII8 (250- 257); XXXIII8 (258-265); XXXIV8+1 (266-274); XXXV8 (275-282); XXXVI8 (283-290); XXXVII8 (291-298); XXXVIII4 (299-300b); XXXIX8 (301- 308); XL8 (309-316); XLI8 (317-324); XLII8 (325- 332); XLIII8 (333-340); XLIV8 (341-348); XLV8 (349-356); XLVI8 (357-364); XLVII8 (365-372); XLVIII8 (373-380); XLIX8+1 (381-389); L8 (390- 397); LI8 (398-405); LII8 (406-413); LIII8 (414- 421); LIV8 (422-429); LV8 (430-437); LVI8 (438- 445); LVII8 (446-453); LVIII8 (454-461); LIX8 (462-469); LX8 (470-477); LXI8 (478-485); LXII8 (486-493); LXIII8 (494-501); XLIV8 (502-509); XLV8 (510-517); XLVI8 (518-525); XLVII2 (526- 526a).
Catchwords
Catchwords for leaves are written horizontally at the left under the text in semi-cursive script by the text scribe.
Hebrew Numeration
None.
Blank Leaves
Fols. 274v, 274a, 300a, 300b, 526v, 526a.
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Colophon

None.

Scribal Notes

None.

Watermark
A trefoil flower between ‘P’ and ‘3’ at the outer corner of the folio (32 mm; e.g. fols. 136, 141, 306, 400, 526): similar to Harlfinger 1974-80, Lettres 75 (Venice, 1548, 1550).
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Binding

Dark green leather, turned brown, on wooden boards (340 x 230 mm); gold-tooled with a central roundel on the front and a shield on the back cover in 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 פילושוך ; below are the letters EEEEE. The spine, blind-tooled with hatching, has three 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 groups 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 of 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. 19, 27, 33, 39, 47, 51, 55, 59, 61, 65, 66.

Watermarks on flyleaves: An anchor within a circle beneath a star 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: 

Front flyleaf, verso: an inscription in brown ink by Librarian 1a: טעמי המצוות על דרך הנסתר/ גם הספר הנקרא דודי ונכדי/ גם ספר פתרון הממונות וחרצב הבינות. 

Taame hamitzuos cabbalisticae. i. aitiologia legum Mosaicarum autore Cana filio Gedor Sepher dodi vel Nacri, continent quaestiones miscellaneas, philosophicas et theologicas Pithron sepher hamemunos interpretation libri stamemunos in fidei.

Front pastedown, on the exlibris in plummet: the contents in German.


Exlibris and stamps:
Front pastedown: an exlibris of the Bavarian Court and State Library (227 x 155 mm) with the arms of Elector Maximilian I of 1638 (Dressler 1972: B3ab), stuck over his earlier exlibris (175 x 135 mm) of 1618, before he became elector in 1623 (Dressler 1972:A3a-f).
On the front and back flyleaves and fol. 526a there is an oval 20th century stamp of the BSB: BIBLIOTHECA REGIA MONACENSIS.


Old signatures
Back cover, upper right part in black ink: Stat.? n. 24 (second signature of Fugger’s library).
Front cover, lower part in black ink: 2. n. 17 (Duke’s library, Prommer’s signature).
Front flyleaf, verso, lower part in red ink: 2.17 (Duke’s library, Prommer’s revision of 1583).
Front pastedown, upper right corner: MS.Hebr. 37.
Front and back pastedown in pencil: Cod.hebr. 42 (current signature).
Stickers, on back pastedown and spine, in ink: Cod.hebr. 42 (current signature).
On the exlibris in pencil and on the back pastedown: Cod.hebr. 42 (current signature).

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Bibliography

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

Gollancz 1920   H. Gollancz, Dodi ve-Nechdi, Oxford 1920.

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.

Kushnir-Oron 1982 , מ' קושיר-אורון, ספר הפליאה וספר הקנה ירושלים תשמ"ב (M. Kushnir-Oron, The Sefer Ha-Peli’ah and the Sefer Ha-Kanah, Jerusalem 1982).

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 1893 M. Steinschneider, Die Hebräischen Übersetzungen des Mittelalters und die Juden als Dolmetscher, Berlin 1893.

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 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
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Donor
Supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation |
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