78 of 150 leaves (9 7/8 x 7¾ in.; 252 x 195 mm). Lacking fols. 1 and 8 of part II, 2/5 and after of part IV, and all of part V, stains on the bottom third of about 20 leaves, scattered annotations in Italian and Hebrew. Late eighteenth century polished calf, gilt fillets, gilt spine label, edges stained red.
The third of Gunzenhauser's three consecutive editions which together comprise the whole of part III of the Hebrew Bible, Ketuvim (Hagiographa). The colophon contains a dating error: it states that it was completed on 9 Tishrei (Erev Yom Kippur) "5247," using for "247" the same chronogram (zayin-mem-resh, "song") used in the colophon of the Psalms (lot 26), completed 4 Nisan 5247 (28 March 1487). The compositor did not realize that the chronogram was no longer appropriate, for it was now the ninth day of the following year.
Provenance: Jacob Georg Christian Adler, 1756–1834, Danish orientalist and government official (signature "Adler") — A duplicate of the Royal Library, Copenhagen, sold as a duplicate after the 1950 en bloc purchase of Lazarus Goldschmidt's Hebrew incunables
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