Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Canonici Or. 77

Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection

Contents

Pentateuch with Hafṭarot and Five Scrolls

ff. 1v-225v
Hebrew Bible: Pentateuch with Hafṭarot and Five Scrolls תורה, הפטרות ומגלות

Beginning with Gen. 23:8

Colophon: Colophon on fol. : "אני עלי הסופר ב"ר יוסף מיגי ס"ט כתבתי ... ונקדתי אותו ונשלם בירח סיון ... שנת חמשת אלפים ומאתים וחמשה עשר ליצירה בכאן בבירלנגה".

Written by Ali ha-sofer bar Yosef Migi, finished in Siṿan 5255 (1455)

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 225
Dimensions (leaf): 254 × 193 mm.

Hand(s)

Sephardi square script

History

Origin: Berlanga (Spain); 1455

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. 51, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 51, 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 17710

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 51.
    Cohen-Mushlin, Aliza, "The artistic style of the 'Mahzor'", in Worms "Mahzor", MS. Jewish National and University Library Heb 4° 781/1; Introductory Volume. Ed. by Malachi Beit-Arié (Vaduz - Jerusalem: Jewish National and University Library, 1985), 92.
    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. 51.

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