16th century ‘spell book’ among Hebrew items on display at British Library
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16th century ‘spell book’ among Hebrew items on display at British Library

The Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word exhibition showcases rarely-seen texts, some dating back one thousand years.

  • Left: A series of calendrical and astronomical tables, 15th century, Or 11796. Right: Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed, c 1325-1374, Spain, Or 14061 (credit British Library Board)
    Left: A series of calendrical and astronomical tables, 15th century, Or 11796. Right: Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed, c 1325-1374, Spain, Or 14061 (credit British Library Board)
  • A work on the calculation of the calendar from Tlemcen, Algeria 1804, Or 9872, credit British Library Board
    A work on the calculation of the calendar from Tlemcen, Algeria 1804, Or 9872, credit British Library Board
  • An illustrated copy of Abraham bar Hiyya's shape of the Earth, 15th century, Or 10721, credit British Library Board
    An illustrated copy of Abraham bar Hiyya's shape of the Earth, 15th century, Or 10721, credit British Library Board
  • Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word at the British Library (credit David Jensen)
    Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word at the British Library (credit David Jensen)
  • A spell book containing 120 magical and medical recipes, Ancona 1535-1536 (Credit British Library Board)
    A spell book containing 120 magical and medical recipes, Ancona 1535-1536 (Credit British Library Board)
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