Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Canonici Or. 139

Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection

Contents

Maḥzor for the entire year, Western Ashkenazi rite, vol. 1

ff.1r-155v
Maḥzor for the entire year according to the Western Ashkenazi rite מחזור מנהג אשכנז המערבי לכל השנה ‬

Two-volume prayer book. This volume contains Hanukkah - Tishah be-Av, Volume 2 of the same maḥzor (MS Can. Or. 140) contains Rosh ha-Shanah - Simhat Torah

In the margins, commentaries and notes about Eastern Ashkenazi rite.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 155
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Collation

No signatures, no catchwords

Layout

Text in one column. Pricking and ruling is visible.

Hand(s)

Ashkenazi square script.

Decoration

Inhabited initial-word panels (fols. 1r,

Carmina figurata (fol. 37r)

Binding

Brown leather binding.

History

Origin: [Germany]; [ca. 1275]

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.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 1027, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 1027, and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures contact Bodleian Admissions). Contact specialcollections.enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 22613

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1027.
    Beit-Arié, Malachi and R.A. May (eds), Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I (A. Neubauer’s Catalogue) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), no. 1027.

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