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Torah and Neviim Acharonim – Venice, 1551-1552 – Pocket Format – From a Complete Bible Edition

Torah and Neviim Acharonim. Venice: Cornelio Adelkind for Marco Antonio Justinian, [1551-1552]. Pocket format.
Two volumes from a Bible edition printed in 1551-1552 by Justinian. The first volume comprises the books of Bamidbar, Devarim and Five Megillot. The second volume includes most of Neviim Acharonim; leaves lacking in several places.

Two volumes. Vol. I (Bamidbar, Devarim and Five Megillot): [262] leaves. Without Bereshit-Vayikra. Vol. II (Neviim Acharonim): [440] leaves. Lacking 16 leaves: [5] leaves at beginning of Yeshayahu, [8] leaves from Yirmiyahu (gathering 149), [1] blank leaf after Yechezkel, and [2] leaves from Malachi. 10.5 cm. Condition varies, vol. I in good-fair condition, vol. II in fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Wear. Worming. Significant worming to some leaves of vol. II, with extensive damage to text. Tears, including open tears. Vol. I with early parchment binding, damaged, mostly detached. Early bookplate. Vol. II with early leather binding, damaged (lacking most of spine).
Rare Bible edition.
This copy includes gathering 72 in vol. I (lacking in the copy listed in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book and in the NLI copy).