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a mark consisting of characters written on a book

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The volume contains an introductory essay by Ursula Sims-Williams on the history of the Hoernle manuscripts after their deposit in the British Museum and India Office Library (picking up the story from her essay on Hoernle's papers in BLSF I); a survey of Buddhist Sanskrit manuscript finds from Khotan by Klaus Wille, including editions of pressmark Or.
These caveats notwithstanding, the not infrequent appearance of eagles on the title pages of Hebrew books in a wide variety of locations is a matter of interest, indicative not only of the art of the Hebrew books but also of how those books were presented to the market, an overwhelmingly Jewish one, for those books, and, less frequently, as printers' pressmarks.
The significance of the eagles in pressmarks varies; its meaning, as was noted for the Bath Sheba pressmark, is unclear.
The reuse of pressmarks specific to a publisher by other printers unaware of the press-mark's original association is not a rare occurrence.
The verso of the title page has an introduction from Asher Parenzo, the printer, followed at the bottom of the page by a pressmark with a mount (hill) (fig.
One book only was printed in Izmir with this pressmark, Abraham's first title, Rosh Yosef (1657-58, fig.
Another pressmark that employs an eagle is that of Sabbatai Mattathias Bath Sheba (Basevi) and his family, active primarily but not only in Salonika.
At the end of the book is Abraham's pressmark, a crowned lion and a crowned eagle (the crowned lion on the left and the crowned eagle on the right, back to back).
The information contained in the entries of Cotton's manuscripts and (some few) printed books includes pressmarks, signatures, and other evidence of prior ownership, and perhaps most interesting of ail, records of loans to various borrowers.
Following the main sections are three appendices (Concordance of Accession Numbers and Former Pressmarks, Bibliography of Pre-1800 Printed concordances, and Bibliography of Modern Materials) and three indexes (Index of Former Owners, Index of Names and Places, and Index of Titles and Genres).
It is not easy to see why he had only one volume at the time, though it might well have something to do with the fact that the volumes bear pressmarks of Voss's which are apparently not consecutive (C.
The most decisive evidence comes from the first of the two front binding leaves of MS Junius 86, a paper leaf ~of the date of binding',(17) on which are seen, on the recto, the pressmark of Isaac Voss, the seventeenth-century owner of the manuscripts who later gave them to his uncle Junius, and, on the verso, ~some faint lettering as though it had been used for blotting paper'.
If the ~blotting paper' bears Voss's pressmark and suggests association with him, then the retouching was probably also undertaken in his circle.
1, which is a medieval binding leaf (Ker, 411), whereas MS Junius 86 has two front paper leaves, and (2) Voss's pressmark is on the medieval binding leaf (fo.