Pietro Metastasio’s Betulia liberata by David Franco Mendes
Hebrew translation of Pietro Metastasio’s Betulia liberata by David Franco Mendes. Amsterdam, 1791.
f. 1r-3v: Introduction of the translator.
f. 4r-5r: blank.
f. 5v: Beginning Italian text.
f. 6r: Beginning Hebrew text.
Purchased from the collection of Isaac da Costa in 1861.
Hebrew and Italian / Paper / 18,6 x 11,1 cm. /  + 44 ff. (first 5 and last 2 ll. blank) / 24 lines to a page / Sephardic cursive writing with square headings and current writing (autogr.) / No title / Italian text on the verso-side, Hebrew text on the recto-side of the ff. / Hebrew text with catchwords at the bottom of the page / First words written in vignette drawn with red ink.