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Harley MS 5239 Bereshit (בראשית)
- The Polonsky Foundation
Call numberHarley MS 5239
(London, United Kingdom, British Library, Hebrew Manuscripts Digitisation Project)
Genesis, with punctuation and interlinear French translation by Jacques d'Auzoles Lapeyre.
- On folio [i recto] is the following note: L'an 1637. Le XXVII jour d'Avril le jeudi a quatre heures du soir par les misericordes infinies du bon Dieu Monseigneur l'evesque de Montpellier a receu au giron de la St. Eglise Catholique Apostolique Romaine Monsieur d'Auzoles mon tres cher frere.
- Lower down, folio 3r: Dedié a Monseigneur Alphonse-Louys du Plesis de Richelieu Cardinal Archevesque de Lyon".
- A small engraving of Cardinal Richelieu on folio 2v: "La Genese en Hebreu et en francois par la Peyre. A monseigneur l'Archevesque de Lyon."
- At the foot of folio 3r: Ex libris Antonii Ducarbon.
Extent152 folios; 152 folios
BindingPost-1600, Harleian. On the outer side of each cover is the gilded coat of arms of the translator's family with the inscription: Ozolai. Plus en effect quen aparence at head. Spine: 'La Genese. Hebr. et Franc. Lapeyre. P. Card. de Lyon. 1622. Mus. Brit. Bib. Harl. 5239. Plut. XXVIIIC. 5239.'
- 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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