A footnote in the Rosenfeld selichot book said Rav Amram Gaon was approached by Spanish Jews in the 800's with a request to allow the writing down the daily prayers, something that was prohibited by the gemara (Shabbat 115a).

Is there a copy of this siddur on the web (ideally for free)?

I found what seems to be his siddur for sale here http://www.moznaim.com/siddur-rav-amram-gaon.html

  • *The Talmudic citation is Shabbat 115b, not 115a.
    – ezra
    Jan 18, 2018 at 3:06

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Seder Rav Amram Gaon can be found on Hebrewbooks.org for free in two pdfs: here and here.

  • You may wish to defend (alternatively retract) your answer in light of the other.
    – msh210
    Sep 11, 2015 at 20:26
  • That is the Aryeh Leib Frumkin edition. There is also the N.N. Coronel edition, available at HebrewBooks (part 1 and part 2), and at daat.ac.il (in multiple PDFs).
    – Tamir Evan
    Sep 13, 2015 at 15:00

Unfortunately, the text as he wrote it has been lost. The text available today has been very heavily edited to agree with local custom. This is evidenced by manuscripts which differ drastically from each other and rulings of his which run contra to the modern text. The earliest siddur we have is the one of saadia gaon, however, we don't have a complete book, and what we do have was found in a genizah. The earliest complete siddur with any kind of mesorah is found in the mishneh torah.

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