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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 ANTUERPIENSI REGIIS SUMPTIBUS EXTAT... [EDITED BY GUY MICHEL LE JAY]. PARIS: ANTOINE VITRÉ, 1629-1645
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,600 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
67
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 ANTUERPIENSI REGIIS SUMPTIBUS EXTAT... [EDITED BY GUY MICHEL LE JAY]. PARIS: ANTOINE VITRÉ, 1629-1645
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,600 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 ANTUERPIENSI REGIIS SUMPTIBUS EXTAT... [EDITED BY GUY MICHEL LE JAY]. PARIS: ANTOINE VITRÉ, 1629-1645

9 volumes in 10 (volume 5 bound in two), imperial folio (506 x 325mm.), title printed in red and black, two engraved frontispieces, woodcut initials, vol.1: engraved maps on A1v and T1v, engraved illustrations on Kk1v and Kk2r; vol.2: engraved map on A1r and Ff1v; vol.5: two engraved maps (one with text on verso), contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments, occasional damp-staining, some offsetting, vol.2: Ss1 torn and repaired, last leaf slightly damaged; vol.3: last two leaves creased; vol.5: llll1 torn and repaired; vol.9: X3 torn and repaired, bindings worn; sold not subject to return


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Provenance

Dominicans of S. Honoratus, Paris, early inscription on first title-page; "Jacobins R.S. Honorae", ink stamp on all title-pages; W. Halma, later inscription on first title-page; Bequeathed to the Bishopric of Cornwall by the Rev. Franke Parker, M.A., Rector of Luffincott, Devon, 1883, bookplates

Literature

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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