MS. Canonici Or. 51
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Commentary on the Book of Psalms by Joseph Ḥayyun
Fols. 159-164 are blank.
Sephardi semi-cursive script.
Brown leather binding, blind tooled.
Provenance and Acquisition
Ownership inscription on fol. 2r is partially erased : "מקנת כספי שמואל בן לאדוני דון" . Note in Italian upside down on fol. 1r. Ownership note partially erased on fol. 259r "זה ספר של השר דון" .
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 17246