MS. Canonici Or. 29
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
The poem בתי הנהגת הגוף in 16 parts.
See Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2538
ff.140v-143v additional texts, notes added by later Italian cursive hands.
Mostly of 1 column, initial words in colour.
Sephardi semi-cursive script. Italian type of parchment and quiring technique.
Coloured initial words.
Light brown leather binding, blind-tooled.
Provenance and Acquisition
Ownership inscription by Abraham of Modena: הגיע לחלק כמ’ אברהם ממודינא כשחלק הספרי’ עם כמ’ יעקב אחיו כ"ח יוניו רס"ז ; censor's signature: Fra Luigi 1599 (fol. 183v)
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 19142