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Bible. Latin.
BIBLIA UTRIUSQUE TESTAMENTI. DE QUORUM NOVA INTERPRETATIONE ET COPIOSISSIMIS IN EAM ANNOTATIONIBUS LEGE QUAM IN LIMINE OPERIS HABES EPISTOLAM (NOVUM D.N. IESU CHRISTI TESTAMENTUM [TRANSLATED BY THEODORE DE BÈZE]). [GENEVA]: ROBERT ESTIENNE, 1557 (1556)
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Bible. Latin.
BIBLIA UTRIUSQUE TESTAMENTI. DE QUORUM NOVA INTERPRETATIONE ET COPIOSISSIMIS IN EAM ANNOTATIONIBUS LEGE QUAM IN LIMINE OPERIS HABES EPISTOLAM (NOVUM D.N. IESU CHRISTI TESTAMENTUM [TRANSLATED BY THEODORE DE BÈZE]). [GENEVA]: ROBERT ESTIENNE, 1557 (1556)
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LOT SOLD. 1,560 GBP
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Bible. Latin.
BIBLIA UTRIUSQUE TESTAMENTI. DE QUORUM NOVA INTERPRETATIONE ET COPIOSISSIMIS IN EAM ANNOTATIONIBUS LEGE QUAM IN LIMINE OPERIS HABES EPISTOLAM (NOVUM D.N. IESU CHRISTI TESTAMENTUM [TRANSLATED BY THEODORE DE BÈZE]). [GENEVA]: ROBERT ESTIENNE, 1557 (1556)

3 volumes, folio (387 x 244mm.), ff. [10], 188, 281, [1 (blank)]; 287- 316, [2], 436; 336, 41, woodcut device on title-pages, first word of title within woodcut cartouche, woodcut criblé initials, woodcut illustrations (some full-page), ruled in red throughout, seventeenth-century calf, spines gilt in compartments, gilt edges, first few leaves of vol.1 creased, a few marginal paper repairs, the words "Theodoro Beza" excised from title-page in vol.3, small marginal tear in Bb8 in vol.3, bindings rubbed, joints cracked, spines chipped


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Provenance

Bequeathed to the Bishopric of Cornwall by the Rev. Franke Parker, M.A., Rector of Luffincott, Devon, 1883, bookplate

Literature

Darlow & Moule 6140; Delaveau & Hillard 884; Renouard, Estienne, p.87

Catalogue Note

first edition of Theodore de Bèze's Latin translation of the New Testament. The text is set out with the Vulgate in the centre of each page, the new Latin translation in smaller type to the side, and the commentary (with alternate readings) underneath. De Bèze's translation, a Protestant version by a leading French humanist and biblical scholar and a close ally of Calvin, is of considerable importance and it enjoyed a long life.

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