Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Canonici Or. 70

Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection

Contents

Sidur, Western Ashkenazi rite

ff. 1r-152r
Sidur according to the Western Ashkenazi rite סדור מנהג אשכנז המערבי
Colophon: Scribal formula with the name of the scribe: חזק ונתחזק מתתיה ברבי יעקב הסופר (fol. 104v)
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 152
Dimensions (leaf): 264 × 195 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Collation

19 quires of 8 leaves, no signatures, catchwords

Layout

Main text in one column surrounded with marginal texts. Pricking and ruling are often visible.

Hand(s)

Ashkenazi semi-cursive script.

Decoration

Decoration by pen on fol. 1r.

Decorated catchword (fol. 56v).

Binding

Quarter binding.

History

Origin: [Germany]; [early 14th century]

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.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 1147, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 1147, 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 16608

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1147.
    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. 1147.

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