MS. Canonici Or. 66
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
The Hebrew translation of Aristotle's De Animalibus
The ten books of the Historia Animalium agreeing with the translation of the Arabic text by Michel Scot according to the extracts known from this translation.
The four book of Aristotle's De Partibus Animalium agreeing with the interpretation of Theodorus Gaza
The five book of Aristotle's De Animalium Generatione agreeing with the interpretation of Theodorus Gaza
One column; width of inner, parchment bifolium is often half size.
Sephardi semi-cursive and cursive scripts.
Leather binding, blind-tooled.
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 22393