MS. Canonici Or. 45
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Commentary on the Pentateuch by Abraham ibn Ezra
A few corrections in the margins.
Italian semi-cursive and cursive scripts.
Light leather binding, blind-tooled.
Provenance and Acquisition
Effaced deed of sale on fol. 221r saying that Benyamin ben Yoav sold the commentary to Matityah (read under ultra-violet lamp (see, Supplement by M. Beit-Arie).
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 16352