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Manuscript Monday: LJS 204

The fourth entry for the Penn Parchment Project is LJS 204, an Italian manuscript dated from 1509. It is an introduction and compilation of astrological tables calculated for the Jewish calendar and the longitude and latitude of Tarascon, Provence, the home of the author, Immanuel ben Jacob Bonfils. To find out more about the manuscript (although a full digitized version is not available) visit

A short video showing some sample pages from the manuscript.


A close-up of the folio from which our sample was taken.

The ms is about seven inches high.