MS. Canonici Or. 101
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Hafṭarot for the entire year
The scribe stated in the colophon that the volume contained the Pentateuch and Hafṭarot , but the line חמשה חומשי תורה has been erased. In fact, the codex starts with a fragment of a quire, which verifies the conclusion that the original codex has been divided into two books: a Pentateuch and the present Hafṭarot .
Text in two columns.
Sephardi square script.
Micrography in the margins.
Reddish brown leather binding, blind tooled.
Provenance and Acquisition
Matteo Luigi Canonici's (1727-1805) collections passed to his brother Giuseppe, and on his death in 1807 to Giovanni Perissinotti and Girolamo Cardina, who divided them. To the former fell the MSS., then about 3550 in number, and, after many attempts to sell them, the Bodleian became the purchaser of the greater part in 1817, for £5444 5s. 1d., or including incidental expenses about £6030, the largest single purchase ever made by the Library. The formal list of volumes handed over was signed on May 18, 1817, and the books probably arrived later that year.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
MSS R.R. Film No. F 33078