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Harley MS 1743 A Hebrew-Latin dictionary.
TitleA Hebrew-Latin dictionary.
- The Polonsky Foundation
Call numberHarley MS 1743
(London, United Kingdom, British Library, Hebrew Manuscripts Digitisation Project)
A Hebrew-Latin dictionary.
- Dirt entry at head.
Extent20 folios; 20 folios
BindingBM in-house. Harleian coat of arms on front and back cover. Boxed. Spine: 'Additiones Ad Buxtorfii Abbrev. Hebr. 1694. Mus. Brit. Bibl. Harl. 1743 Plut. LXX G.'
- Acquisition: The Harley Collection, formed by Robert Harley (b. 1661, d. 1724), 1st earl of Oxford and Mortimer, politician, and Edward Harley (b. 1689, d. 1741), 2nd earl of Oxford and Mortimer, book collector and patron of the arts. Edward Harley bequeathed the library to his widow, Henrietta Cavendish, née Holles (b. 1694, d. 1755) during her lifetime and thereafter to their daughter, Margaret Cavendish Bentinck (b. 1715, d. 1785), Duchess of Portland; the manuscripts were sold by the Countess and the Duchess in 1753 to the nation for £10,000 (a fraction of their contemporary value) under the Act of Parliament that also established the British Museum; the Harley manuscripts form one of the foundation collections of the British Library.
- Manuscript description based on Margoliouth, G.: Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the British Museum, London 1965.
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