MS. Canonici Or. 30
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Sefer Mitsṿot Ḳaṭan
With the annotation of Rabbi Perets and a few more other glosses.
The MS begins with end of §2 of the edition and has 292 §§ =293 of the edition.
One column. Italian type of parchment.
Ashkenazi semi-cursive script.
Some catchwords are illustrated with animals and hybrids.
Decorated initial words, initial-word panels.
Light brown leather binding, blind-tooled.
Provenance and Acquisition
Ownership inscription by Shimshon Cohen Modon on fol. 1r: "להחכם כ"ץ מודון" [=שמשון כהן מודון] ; censor's signature: Domenico Isrosolomito 1599 (fol. 204v)
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 21845