Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Canonici Or. 76

Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection

Contents

Commentary on the Writings

ff. 1r-357r
Commentary on the Writings (Esther and Lamentations) פרוש כתובים (אסתר ואיכה)

By different authors, most of which were active in 15th-16th-century Turkey,; among others: "שמריה האיקריטי זצ"ל" (דף 11א), "שמואל צרפתי ז"ל" (27ב), "ר"מ [משה] איסרליס ז"ל" (31א), "בנימין אשכנזי ן’ ה"ר מאיר הלוי" (55ב), "יצחק הכהן ז"ל" (82ב)

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 357
Dimensions (leaf):
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Layout

Text in one column.

Hand(s)

Italian cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [17th-18th 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. 355, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 355, 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 17274

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 355.
    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. 355.

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