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  • EH 47 C 38




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    Pietro Metastasio’s Betulia liberata by David Franco Mendes



    Hebrew translation of Pietro Metastasio’s Betulia liberata by David Franco Mendes. Amsterdam, 1791.

    Contents:

    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. / [6] + 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.


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