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LJS 472 - Abraham bar Hiyya Savasorda, ca. 1065-ca. 1136 - [Ḥeshbon mahalkhot ha-kokhavim]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 472 - Abraham bar Hiyya Savasorda, ca. 1065-ca. 1136 - [Ḥeshbon mahalkhot ha-kokhavim]
Author:
Abraham bar Hiyya Savasorda, ca. 1065-ca. 1136.
Title:
[Ḥeshbon mahalkhot ha-kokhavim] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Spain?], [14--]
Physical description:
98 leaves : paper ; 197 x 135 (161 x 85) mm., not including folded note tabs, bound to 205 x 147 mm.
Summary:
15th-century copy of the second part of a 12th-century two-part treatise, on astronomy (the first part, not present in this manuscript, discussed geography). Includes computations for solar and lunar eclipses between 1135 and 1136. Numerous marginal notes were preserved when the manuscript was trimmed, leaving tabs that have been folded in.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, iii (modern) + 2 (modern) + 94 + i (modern); [i-ii, 1-96], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso.
Layout: Written in 22 long lines.
Script: Written in Sephardic semi-cursive script, with marginal notes in later hands.
Binding: Modern paper over boards.
Origin: Possibly written in Spain, in the 15th century.
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 472.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 472
 
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