MS. Canonici Or. 36
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Hebrew Bible: Pentateuch
With a few Masoretic notes.
Numerous notes and scribbles on fol. 230v.
Italian-Sephardi square script.
Brownish-red leather binding, blind-tooled.
Provenance and Acquisition
Purchase note/ownership inscription by Efraim Avraham Ṿiṭali: לעולם כתוב אדם שמו על ספרו שמא יבוא אדם מן השוק ניאמר שלי הוא לכן אני כותב את שמי אפרים אברהם ויטלי יצו קניתי אותו ...
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.
MSS R.R. Film No. F 33059