Incipit Epistola quam misit Rabi Samuel Israhelita oriundus de ciuitate regis Morochorum ad Rabi Ysaac magistru[m] sinagoge que e[nim] i[n] subiulmeta i[n] predicto regno in a[n]no d[omi]ni M⁰ S₃ / tra[n]slata de Hebreo uel de Arabico i[n] Latinu[m] p[er] fratre[m] Alfunsium Boni Ho[min]is Hispanu[m] ...
Traditionally ascribed to Samuel of Morocco, a Jewish convert to Christianity, the text is known first in the Latin translation of Alfonsus Bonihominis; Samuel is possibly fictitious and Alphonsus was probably in fact the author of the text. Cf. Marsmann, M. Epistel des Rabbi Samuel an Rabbi Isaak, 1971. Imprint from ISTC. Proctor and Polain assigned to Vicenza. "Epistola quam misit Poncius Pilatus Tiberio Imperatori Romano"--leaves [27v]-[28r]. Gatherings: [1-2⁸ 3-4⁶] (first leaf blank). Chancery 4to. Area of text: 135 x 83 mm.; 28 lines to a full page. Initial spaces, a few with guide letters.
RBR#3333. Without rubrication; a few initials supplied in brown ink by a reader. Title written in ms. on first leaf (blank). Library's copy was a gift from Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach.