MS. Canonici Or. 27
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Maḥzor for the whole year, Italian rite
End is incomplete, some pages have been completed with different hand.
Notes of different nature by various hands on fol. 3r-6v
Written and vocalized by Yeshʿayah ben Yaʿaḳov me-Masran ben Yeshʿayah me-Yarona for Shlomoh Yedidyah ben Yiśraʾel me-i[r] Sobreno, finished Thursday 19 Shvat 5241 (= 1481) at Mantova.
Layout varies according to the text, mostly 1 column, but certains parts are in 2 columns.
Sephardi square script.
Colophon on fol. 170v is written in Sephardi semi-cursive script.
Light brown leather binding, blind-tooled, gilt fore-edge.
Provenance and Acquisition
Personal prayer (fol. 1v) and two commercial notes in Italian in Hebrew characters (fol. 2r, 3r). Owner's inscriptions: שלי שלמה ידידה בכ"ר ישראל זצ"ל (fol. 2v); "questo libero el miho d[e] Salamono de Israelo Pereho" (fol. 322v). Censor's signature: "visto per mi fra Luigi da Bologna ... 1599" (fol. 321v)
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 17678