Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Canonici Or. 8

Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection

Contents

Collection of philosophical works

Physical Description

ff. 249

Binding

Parchment binding.

History

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.

MS Can. Or. 8/1

Contents

ff. 1r-162v
Moses, of Narbonne, -1362נרבוני, משה בן יהושע, Perush kaṿanot ha-filosofim le-Gazali פרוש כונות הפילוסופים לגזאלי

Fols. 163-167 are blank.

Commentary on Ghazzali's Intentions of the Philosophers (Maqâsid al-falâsifa)

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 162
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 146 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Condition

Good condition.

Hand(s)

Ashkenazi (semi-)cursive scripts

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Ashkenaz]; [late 15th 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.

MS Can. Or. 8/2

Contents

ff. 168r-244v
Averroës, 1126-1198אבן רשד, מחמד, Beʾur ʾemtsai ʿal Sefer ha-Higayon shel Arisṭo באור אמצעי על ספר ההגיון של אריסטו

Yaakov Anatoli's translation.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 82 (168-249)
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 150 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Condition

Good condition.

Hand(s)

Ashkenazi (semi-)cursive scripts

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Ashkenaz]; [late 15th century]

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership {?) inscription on fol. 245r (upside down)

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.

Additional Information

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 1347, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 1347, 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.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 22373

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1347.
    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. 1347.

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