Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Canonici Or. 64

Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection

Contents

Commentary on the Pentateuch by Abraham ibn Ezra

ff. 1r-168r
Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164אבן עזרא, אברהם בן מאיר, 1089-1164, Commentary on the Pentateuch פרוש התורה לראב"ע

Marginal notes.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 168
Dimensions (leaf): 278 × 201 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals; fols. 107v, 108r, 108v are blank.

Collation

22 quires: i-xi 8, xii-xiii 10, xiv-xx 8, xxi-xxii 6 no signatures catchwords not only at the end of the quires but also on some leaves within the quires.

Layout

One column; flesh and hair side are distinguishable, ruling and pricking are often visible.

Hand(s)

Sephardi semi-cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

Binding

Parchment binding.

History

Origin: [Spain (Provence?)]; [early 15th century]

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership inscription: "זה הספר שלי עזרה קלדרון" (fol. 108r)

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.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 214, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 214, and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures contact Bodleian Admissions). Contact specialcollections.enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 16350

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 214.
    Beit-Arié, Malachi and R.A. May (eds), Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I (A. Neubauer’s Catalogue) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), no. 214.

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