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LJS 204 - Bonfils, Immanuel ben Jacob, 14th cent - [Shesh kenafayim]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 204 - Bonfils, Immanuel ben Jacob, 14th cent - [Shesh kenafayim]
Bonfils, Immanuel ben Jacob, 14th cent.
[Shesh kenafayim] [manuscript].
[Italy], 1509.
Physical description:
27 leaves : parchment ; 164 x 116 (111 x 81) mm. bound to 172 x 127 mm.
Introduction and compilation in 6 divisions of astronomical tables concerning the movements of the sun and moon, solar and lunar eclipses, and the day of the new moon, calculated for the Jewish calendar and the longitude and latitude of Tarascon, Provence, the home of the author.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger; English translation is Six wings; also known as Kanfe nesharim (Wings of eagles).
Collation: Parchment, vii (modern paper) + 27 + vii (modern paper); 1⁶(-1) 2¹⁶ 3⁶.
Layout: Text written in 24 long lines and frame-ruled in lead with double outer bounding line; tables in various formats ruled in brown ink.
Script: Written in Italian Hebrew square and cursive script by Joseph ben Isaac Gallico (f. 5v) and possibly another hand.
Decoration: Red and brown ink used in tables.
Binding: Modern half calf over marbled boards.
Origin: Written in Italy, dated 3 Av [20 July] 1509 (f. 5v).
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 204.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 204
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