MS. Canonici Or. 35
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Commentary on the Pentateuch by Rashi
Ends at Deut. 33:8.
Sephardi semi-cursive scripts.
Glosses in 15th-century Ashkenazi (some Italian) hands.
A full-page illustration of the menorah (fol. 98v), illustration of the efod on the high priest's garment (fol. 104r), illustration of a giant grape (fol. 169v).
Red leather binding, golden-tooled.
Provenance and Acquisition
Ownership inscription by Shmuel ben Daṿid: שמואל בן דוד ; purchase note in Italian cursive script (fol. 192v); censor's signature: "Laurentiu[s] Franguellu[s] 1579" (fol. 229v); illegible censor's (?) note (fol. 229v).
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 16256