MS. Laud Or. 314
Oriental Manuscripts Laud Oriental Collection
Haggadah shel Pesaḥ ke-minhag Aleppo (Aram Tsuvah)
Rite of Aleppo. At the beginning (fols. 2-4) a lengthy description in Latin of an otherwise unknown edition of the Passover Haggadah printed by Daniel Bomberg in Venice [n.d.] and the beginning of a description of a Haggadah printed by Christofolo Zanetti (Rome, 1564)
Latin description of the Haggadah on fols. 2-4, Haggadah itself begins on fol. 8r.
The date specified in the colophon גשמ"י ברכ"ה לפ"ק (5580 = 1820) is refuted by two ownership inscriptions of 1618 and 1633. The year should be read גשמ"י (5353=1593) which was in fact a leap year, and so 18 Adar II did fall on a Monday.
Sephardi square script.
Decorated initial-word panels with borders (fols. 8r, 10r, 11v, 21r), illustrations of matsah and maror (fols. 18v, 19r).
Provenance and Acquisition
Ownership inscriptions: "Ex dono Edw. Wright A.D. 1618 April xxix" (fol. 7r); "Laud 1633" (fol. 8r); "Liber Guilielmi Laud Archiepi[scopi] Cantuarii et Cancellarii Universitatis Oxon[iensis] 1633"
Donated to the Library by Archbishop William Laud (see Summary Catalogue, vol.II, part 1, pp.13-14).
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
MSS R.R. Film No. F 16633