Ranutius Gherus is the pseudonym of Janus Gruterus. Cf. VD 17. Imprint place supplied from VD 17. Signatures: [pt. 1]: ):(⁸ A-4Y⁸ (leaves ):(8, 4Y6, 4Y7 and 4Y8 blanks) ; pt. 2: (:)⁸ a-5d⁸ (leaves (:)8 and 5d8 blanks). Part 2: leaf g1 unsigned. Pagination: [pt. 1]: , 1399,  p. ; pt. 2: , 1481,  p. Woodcut title vignettes (bookseller's device) and initials. Type ornament head- and tail-pieces. Errata at end of each volume. Includes indexes.
CJS Rare copy purchased for the Penn Libraries in 2018 at auction from Kestenbaum & Company (sale 76, lot 321). CJS Rare copy: pt. 1: a few wormholes in boards, pastedowns, and free endpapers; wormholes in leaves ):(1-Y5, 4E5-4I2, 4B8-4Y8, 4C5-4Y8 with occasional damage to text. CJS Rare copy: pt. 1 bound in portion of a Hebrew manuscript parchment leaf written in a semi-cursive 14th/15th-century German-Ashkenazic hand. The text is the Tosafot on Talmud Bavli Ḥulin (today p. 124a), with a highlighted source as ר'י'ב'א', which is a citation of R. Isaac b. Asher ha-levi of Speyer (11th century). CJS Rare copy: pt. 2 bound in portion of a Hebrew manuscript parchment leaf written in a semi-cursive 14th/15th-century German-Ashkenazic hand. There are two texts in the manuscript fragment; the first is unidentified, and it revolves around the Talmudic discussion of Hezekiah and Sennacherib as mentioned in Talmud Bavli Sanhedrin 94a-b. The second portion is from the Maḥazor Ṿiṭri by Śimḥah of Vitry (d. 1105), showing the portion of introduction and beginning of the commentary to the Pirḳe Avot. Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund. Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rare Judaica Acquisitions Fund.