A descriptive catalogue of the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish manuscripts in the library of Trinity college, Cambridge
R. 14. 61
. Folio, vellum; 71 leaves. Ashkenazic hand.
Euclid, translated by Jacob b. Machir
(Steinschneider, p. 1233).
The MS., as appears from some marginal notes, has been in the possession of a Sephardi.
On the second leaf is the name of an owner, Elhanan b. Jacob.
Other owners appear to have been Menasseh of Padua (fol. la), Samuel b. Joseph, and Solomon b. Moses of Finzi.
It was brought from India by the late Dr. Mill.
A note on fol. 2a states that the volume was sold together with a paper copy of the Almagest.
At a later period it fetched 22 florins.
On a separate leaf, in the handwriting of one of the annotators, the book is said to have been sold for 5,5 ducats, in 1478.
, une version hébraïque inédite des Éléments d’Euclide, in Les voies de la science grecque, Droz 1997.
Nous avançons l’hypothèse que l’auteur de cette version pourrait être
Jacob ben Abba Mari ben Simson Anatoli, oncle de Moïse ibn Tibbon
Cette version de Cambridg
e serait la plus ancienne traduction hébraïque connue des Élémentsα © Σ