Collection ID: 0047 | Metadata type: TEI | |
Harley MS 2427 Tehilim (תהילים)
- The Polonsky Foundation
Call numberHarley MS 2427
(London, United Kingdom, British Library, Hebrew Manuscripts Digitisation Project)
LanguageHebrew; Ancient Greek (to 1453); Latin; English
Between 1600 and 1799
The Psalms in Hebrew, unpunctuated and accompanied by Greek and Latin translation.
- Some book-worming visible near the inside margin.
Extent161 folios; 161 folios
BindingPost-1600, Harleian brown-leather binding with gold tooling. Boxed.
- 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. Inscription by Harley's librarian, Humfrey Wanley, 17 May 1715, . 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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