MS. Canonici Or. 139
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Maḥzor for the entire year, Western Ashkenazi rite, vol. 1
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.
Text in one column. Pricking and ruling is visible.
Ashkenazi square script.
Inhabited initial-word panels (fols. 1r,
Carmina figurata (fol. 37r)
Brown leather binding.
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.
MSS R.R. Film No. F 22613