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LJS 472 Ḥeshbon mahalkhot ha-kokhavim
TitleḤeshbon mahalkhot ha-kokhavim
- Abraham bar Hiyya Savasorda, ca. 1065-ca. 1136
Other related names
- Luzzatto, Samuel David, 1800-1865 (former owner)
- Halberstam, S. J. 1832-1900 (former owner)
Call numberLJS 472
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5860792
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
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.
Extent98 leaves : 197 x 135 (161 x 85) mm., not including folded note tabs, bound to 205 x 147 mm
FoliationPaper, 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.
BindingModern paper over boards.
LayoutWritten in 22 long lines.
ScriptWritten in Sephardic semi-cursive script, with marginal notes in later hands.
- Formerly owned by Italian philologist, poet, and biblical exegete Samuel David Luzzatto.
- Acquired by the Polish scholar and bibliophile S. J. Halberstam from the estate of Samuel David Luzzatto, ms. 110.
- Sold as part of Halberstam's library to Judith Montefiore College (Ramsgate, England), after 1887, ms. 422 (label inside lower cover, Montefiore MS. 422).
- Placed on deposit at Jews' College (London) as part of the Montefiore Endowment, 1899.
- Sold at auction at Sotheby's (New York) as part of a collection of manuscripts from the Montefiore Endowment, 27 Oct. 2004, lot 307, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
- Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2015.
- Astronomy--Early works to 1800
- Astronomy, Medieval
- Jewish astronomy--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Hebrew--15th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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