Hebrew manuscripts of Isaac Samuel Reggio

Scope and Content

The Hebrew manuscripts of Isaac Samuel Reggio, 13th-early 19th century. The collection includes astronomical manuscripts, liturgies, Kabbalah and Talmud.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Isaac Samuel Reggio (1784-1855) was a prominent Italian scholar and rabbi. He also founded the rabbinical college at Padua.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

The Library purchased the manuscripts from Os. Schorr in 1853.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series, with references to the oriental and other manuscripts (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 24331-93.

The manuscripts are also summarily described in the card catalogue, arranged by language, located in the Oriental Reading Room.

A. Neubauer and A.E. Cowley Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian library, and in the College Libraries of Oxford, 2 vols., Catalogi Codd. MSS. Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars xii, (Oxford, 1886-1906), vol. 1. More recently, a 'Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda', which has to be used in conjunction with Neubauer's Catalogue, was published (Oxford 1994).

Custodial History

Most of the manuscripts were bought by Reggio in Leghorn before 1828. See J. Zedner Auswahl historischer Stcke aus hebraschen Schriftstellern vom zweiten Jahrhundert bis auf die Gegenwart (Berlin: 1840), p. 270.