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LJS 204 - Bonfils, Immanuel ben Jacob, 14th cent - [Shesh kenafayim]
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Author:
Bonfils, Immanuel ben Jacob, 14th cent.
Title:
[Shesh kenafayim] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy], 1509.
Physical description:
27 leaves : parchment ; 164 x 116 (111 x 81) mm. bound to 172 x 127 mm.
Language(s):
Hebrew.
Summary:
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.
Provenance:
Formerly owned by David Solomon Sassoon; sold by his family as part of his collection at auction at Sotheby's, 12 May 1981, lot 2.
Sold at auction at Swann Galleries, 19 Dec. 1991, lot 161.
Sold by Martayan Lan, cat. 11 (1994), no. 60, to John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 35.
Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2015.
Related names:
Gallico, Joseph ben Isaac, 16th century, scribe.
Sassoon, David Solomon, 1880-1942, former owner.
Stanitz, John D., former owner.
Subject:
Astronomy - Early works to 1800.
Astronomy, Medieval.
Jewish astronomy - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Tables (documents)
Manuscripts, Hebrew - 16th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Notes:
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).
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 65 (LJS 204).
Other Titles:
Six wings.
Kanfe nesharim.
Wings of eagles.
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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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Hebrew
Century: 16th century
Date: 1509
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, Hebrew - 16th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Genre: Tables (documents)
Subject: Astronomy
Subject: Astronomy, Medieval
Subject: Jewish astronomy
Author: Bonfils, Immanuel ben Jacob, 14th cent
Related names: Gallico, Joseph ben Isaac, 16th century, scribe
Related names: Sassoon, David Solomon, 1880-1942, former owner
Related names: Stanitz, John D., former owner
Page material: Parchment