MS. Canonici Or. 44
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Sidur for the entire year, Western Ashkenazi rite
Daily prayer book beginning with Chapter III of Pirḳe Avot.
Ashkenazi type of parchment, nothern Italian technique of ruling.
Ashkenazi square script
Geometric decoration on front and black flyleaf by later hand.
Provenance and Acquisition
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 17723