MS. Canonici Or. 104
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Ḳinah by Joseph Sheshet.
Text written in one column.
Italian semi-cursive script.
Fol. 124r-128r by a later hand.
Quarter bound, red paper, marble paper pastedown.
Provenance and Acquisition
Censor's signature on fol. 127v: "visto p[er] mi fra Luigi 1601" notOwnership inscription on fol. 128v by David Azariel Finzi written by his brother Jehudah in 442 (1682): " אני דוד בכ"מ עזריאל פנצי יצ"ו היום יום פורים שושן ... לחדש ואדר קמ"ב לפק ואני יהודה אחיו כותב" ; ownership inscription on fol. 123r: ישראל פונטאנילה יצ"ו
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 22427