MS. Canonici Or. 78
Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection
Deletions by Marchion (e.g. fol. 15r, 16v, 429r).
Numerous marginal notes.
Text in three columns. Pricking and ruling are visible. Hair and flesh side are distinguishable.
Sephardi semi-cursive script. Glosses in Italian hand.
Brown leather binding, blind-tooled.
Provenance and Acquisition
Censors' signatures: ' Marchion' (fol. 429r), 'Ho revisto questo libro io andrea de monte' (fol. 429v). Purchase note and ownership note at the beginning משה עשרי יזיי בכמ"ר אברהם זלה"ה בב"ר משה ריבלדי הרופא ... שלמה זצ"ל בכ"ר שמואל גליקו ...
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 19439