RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 787
Extent339 ff.
Date17th century
DescriptionFour works bound together for Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury.
The first three works have title pages in the same hand and probably share the same provenance.

ff. 1-7. Blank flyleaves.

ff. 8r-49v (47-49 blank). 'Versio Latina tractatus R. Mosis Maimonidis de Vacca Rufa'. A Latin translation of the treatise 'De vacca rufa' [on the biblical sacrifice of the red heifer, see Numbers chapter 19] by Moses Maimonides, or Mosheh ben Maimon (1135-1204).
The same hand is found in MS. 952 items 8-10 and MS. 1167 ff. 1-81.

ff. 50r-180v. 'Bibliotheca Rabbinica, sive Catalogus Auctorum Hebraeorum tam impressorum quam manuscriptorum'. A bibliography of Hebrew works, printed and manuscript. The author is Jewish, with the text written from the rear to the front and dates given according to the Hebrew calendar. In Latin and Hebrew. Includes references to manuscripts in Prague, Frankfurt, Leiden, Amsterdam, Rome and Vienna. The printed books range in date from year 245 to 438 [presumably Hebrew calendar 5245 to 5438, ie. 1485-1678 AD].

ff. 181r-297v. Works by Martin Aedler (1643-1724), teacher of Hebrew and oriental languages at Cambridge, also known as Martin Edler, Martin Eagle, and Martinus Aquila. The works date from after Aedler's first appearance in Cambridge in 1682, and before the death of Thomas Tenison in 1715. Folios 201 onwards are datable between 1688 and 1703. In Latin, with numerous words in Hebrew and oriental languages.
f. 181r. Title page (not in the hand of the text). 'Johannis [sic] Adler alias Eagle Germani Schediasma de Arabismis in utroque Testamento obviis'.
ff. 181v-199r. 'Ad almae matris Cantabrigiae filios de linguae Ismaeliticae praestantia et utilitate paraenesis cum praesentis instituti ratione'.
f. 199v. blank.
f. 200. A loose sheet, possibly unrelated to the previous work.
ff. 201r-204v. A dedication to George Oxenden (1651-1703) as Pro-Chancellor of Cambridge University and Master of Trinity Hall [1688-1703]. Signed 'Martinus Aquila orientalis philologiae lector Cantabrigiensis'. The dedication probably belongs with the work which follows. Oxenden, a lawyer and politician, was, from 1689, Vicar General of the Archbishop of Canterbury [Thomas Tenison, who owned this book] and Dean of the Arches.
ff. 205r-297v. 'Tentamen Theologico-Philologicum Orientale', with appendices.

ff. 298r-339r. 'Copy of B. Patrick's Paraphrase on the ninth chapter to the Romans' [title, in the hand of Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury]. A paraphrase of the ninth chapter of the epistle of St. Paul to the Romans, by Simon Patrick (1626-1707), Bishop of Ely. In English.
LanguageLatin and English
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2012.
PhysicalDescriptionBinding of light calf, blind-tooled, 213 x 178 mm. Red leather label as centrepiece on covers, lettered 'Bibliotheca Lambethana'.
Paper leaves of various sizes.
CustodialHistoryRecorded amongst the manuscripts of Archbishop Thomas Tenison in David Wilkins' catalogue of the Lambeth manuscripts dated 1720 (LR/F/40).

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GB/109/19738Maimonides; Moses (1135-1204); rabbi, physician and philosopher1135-1204
GB/109/18354Oxenden; George (c. 1651-1703); lawyerc. 1651-1703
NA1682University of Cambridge
GB/109/15589Patrick; Simon (1626-1707); Bishop of Ely1626-1707
GB/109/21715Aedler; Martin (1643-1724); Teacher of Hebrew and oriental languages, Cambridge1643-1724
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