Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Canonici Or. 26

Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection

Contents

Collection of texts on medicine

Physical Description

ff. 305

Binding

Parchment binding.

MS. Canonici Or. 26/1

Contents

1. ff.1r-12v
Ibn al-Jazarī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1350-1429ג’זאר, אחמד בן אבראהים אבן, Yaʾir nativ יאיר נתיב
Language(s): Hebrew
2. ff. 27v-63r
Nicolaus, Salernitanus, active 12th centuryניקולאוס פריפוזיטוס, Antidotarium אנטידוטריום
Language(s): Hebrew
3. ff. 63r-89r
Śar ha-mashḳim שר המשקים
Language(s): Hebrew
5. ff. 92r-125v
Treatise on antidotes

Chapters 48-52

Language(s): Hebrew
6. ff. 126r-174r
Medical treatise
Language(s): Hebrew
7. ff. 174r-208v
Bernardus Provincialisברנרדוס פרובינצלוס, Commentary on the Tabulae of Salernus
Language(s): Hebrew
8. ff. 209r-215v
Iob, Shlomoh ben Yosef ibn איוב, שלמה בן יוסף אבן , Śar ha-mashḳim שר המשקים
Language(s): Hebrew
9. ff. 216r-305v
Medical treatise
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 290 (fols. 1-12 and fols. 27-305)
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 115 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Collation

Quires of 8 and 10 leaves, signatures at the end and beginning of quires. catchwords at the end of every verso.

Condition

Water-damaged parchment.

Hand(s)

Ashkenazi semi-cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy or Provence]; [early 15th century]

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.

MS. Canonici Or. 26/2

Contents

ff. 13r-27r
Śar ha-mashḳim שר המשקים
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 15 (fols. 13r-27r)
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 115 mm.
Foliation: Foliation continues foliation in part 1 (starting with fol.13)

Collation

1 quire of 10 leaves + 4 leaves. Copying was completed on fol. 27r, on the recto of a leaf the verso of which is copied by the original Ashkenazi scribe (fols. 27-28 are a single sheet). no signatures, no catchwords.

Condition

Water-damaged parchment.

Hand(s)

Sephardi semi-cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy or Provence]; [early 15th century]

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.

Additional Information

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, (No. 2143, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 2143, 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 19957

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 2143
    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. 2143

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