116
116
Bible. Polyglot
BIBLIA 1. HEBRAICA. 2. SAMARITANA. 3. CHALDAICA. 4. GRAECA. 5. SYRIACA. 6. LATINA. 7. ARABICA, QUIBUS TEXTUS ORIGINALES TOTIUS SCRIPTURAE SACRAE, QUORUM PARS IN EDITIONE COMPLUTENSI, DEINDE IN ANTVERPIENSI REGIIS SUMPTIBUS EXTAT... EXHIBENTUR [EDITED BY GUY MICHEL LE JAY]. PARIS: ANTOINE VITRÉ, (1629)-1645
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
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116
Bible. Polyglot
BIBLIA 1. HEBRAICA. 2. SAMARITANA. 3. CHALDAICA. 4. GRAECA. 5. SYRIACA. 6. LATINA. 7. ARABICA, QUIBUS TEXTUS ORIGINALES TOTIUS SCRIPTURAE SACRAE, QUORUM PARS IN EDITIONE COMPLUTENSI, DEINDE IN ANTVERPIENSI REGIIS SUMPTIBUS EXTAT... EXHIBENTUR [EDITED BY GUY MICHEL LE JAY]. PARIS: ANTOINE VITRÉ, (1629)-1645
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Bible. Polyglot
BIBLIA 1. HEBRAICA. 2. SAMARITANA. 3. CHALDAICA. 4. GRAECA. 5. SYRIACA. 6. LATINA. 7. ARABICA, QUIBUS TEXTUS ORIGINALES TOTIUS SCRIPTURAE SACRAE, QUORUM PARS IN EDITIONE COMPLUTENSI, DEINDE IN ANTVERPIENSI REGIIS SUMPTIBUS EXTAT... EXHIBENTUR [EDITED BY GUY MICHEL LE JAY]. PARIS: ANTOINE VITRÉ, (1629)-1645
9 volumes in 10 (volume 5 bound in two parts), imperial folio (500 x 338mm.), woodcut initials, vol.1: title printed in red and black, two engraved frontispieces, engraved maps on A1v and T1v, engraved illustrations on Kk1v and Kk2r; vol.2: engraved map on A1r and Ff1v; vol.3: replacement printed text pasted to Cc4v (Job 1:22); vol.4: additional printed leaf "Sexta aetas..." inserted between h1 and h2; vol.5 part 1: two engraved maps (one with text on verso, both repaired at foredge); vol.5 part 2: engraved plate pasted to recto of first leaf; contemporary mottled calf with double gilt fillet border, spines gilt in compartments, later red and green morocco lettering-pieces, occasional light damp-staining or browning or spotting, some off-setting from engravings, rebacked, some joints cracked, vol.1: 2[paraph]4 misbound, a few paper repairs to last 2 leaves, vol.3: paper repair to first leaf, Qqq3 torn and repaired without loss, vol.4: Aa4 and Gg3 repaired at foredge, Bbb3 and q2 repaired at foot, Yyy3 repaired without loss though touching text, vol.5 part 1: Ii1 repaired at head, vol.5 part 2: a1 torn at foredge and laid down on an engraved plate, i2-4 repaired at foot, small hole in t4 with loss of a couple of letters, vol.7: A1 repaired at foredge, Dd1 repaired at foot, Hhh2 slightly soiled, Hhh3 repaired at foredge, small wormhole in lower margin at end, vol.8: A1-3 and H3-I3 and Nn2 and Hhh2 repaired at foredge, last two leaves damaged and repaired at head; vol.9: paper flaw in PPp2 with loss of a few letters, NNnn2 repaired at foredge, 5H3 repaired at foot
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Darlow & Moule 1442

Catalogue Note

A complete set of the Paris or Le Jay Polyglot. "This huge Bible, intended to be an improved or enlarged edition of the Antwerp Polyglot, apparently originated with Cardinal du Perron. As early as 1615, according to a contemporary letter of J.A. de Thou (Thuanus), the Cardinal had begun preparations, which were cut short by his death in 1617. Some years later the Paris advocate, Guy Michel le Jay, took up the project, and, by an immense expenditure of money and labour, carried it at length to a successful issue" (Darlow & Moule, p.20).

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