405 leaves (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.;195 x 120 mm). foliation: vol. I:. (11), 1-65 ,26; vol. II: (1), 65-119, (2), 28; vol. III: (2), 120-159,(2), 24; vol. IV: (1), 160-216, (2), 16; vol. V: (2), 216-264, (3), 268-280, (8). Volume I with engraved title by Aaron Santcroos, loosely held. Volume V bound with: Calendario facil & curiozo em Hebraico & Portuguez ( 112-year calendar, prepared by Judah Piza), printer's device on recto of final folio. Lightly browned, occasionally stained. All edges gilt. Eighteenth century marbled endpapers. Contemporary brown mottled calf, edged and paneled in gilt. Spines in compartments with gilt Arabic numerals on crimson morocco inlays.
These volumes were designed to serve as models for scribes writing a Torah scroll. Accordingly, the text is devoid of both nekudot (vowel points) and ta'amim (cantillation marks). The text is arranged to conform with halakhic laws relating to the scribal arts. Each page of the text consists of 21 lines and pairs of facing pages represent one column of a 42-line Torah scroll written according to the custom known as Vavei ha-'Amudim, in which each column starts with the letter Vav. The "Shirat ha-Yam" and "Ha'azinu" portions are printed on wider leaves and folded, to reflect the actual arrangement of these verses in strophic form in an actual Torah scroll. Haftarot, paginated separately appear at the end of each volume.
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