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105

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Bible
PSALTER. POLYGLOT. PSALTERIUM, HEBREUM, GRECUM, ARABICUM, & CHALDEUM, CUM TRIBUS LATINIS INTERPRETATIONIBUS & GLOSSIS. (GENOA: PIETRO PAOLO PORRO IN THE HOUSE OF NICCOLÒ GIUSTINIANI, NOVEMBER 1516)
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
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105

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Bible
PSALTER. POLYGLOT. PSALTERIUM, HEBREUM, GRECUM, ARABICUM, & CHALDEUM, CUM TRIBUS LATINIS INTERPRETATIONIBUS & GLOSSIS. (GENOA: PIETRO PAOLO PORRO IN THE HOUSE OF NICCOLÒ GIUSTINIANI, NOVEMBER 1516)
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
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PSALTER. POLYGLOT. PSALTERIUM, HEBREUM, GRECUM, ARABICUM, & CHALDEUM, CUM TRIBUS LATINIS INTERPRETATIONIBUS & GLOSSIS. (GENOA: PIETRO PAOLO PORRO IN THE HOUSE OF NICCOLÒ GIUSTINIANI, NOVEMBER 1516)
folio (332 x 232mm.), title printed in red and black within woodcut knotwork border, parallel text in Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Arabic and Chaldaean, first opening of text with headings printed in red, woodcut printer's device on final leaf, eighteenth-century French navy morocco, triple gilt fillet border, spine gilt in compartments "à la grotesque", gilt edges, red silk page marker, small stain on title-page, morocco faded, small scrape on upper cover, corners slightly bumped, head of spine slightly worn
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Provenance

Paul Girardot de Préfond (died c. 1800), morocco booklabel; Sledmere House

Girardot de Préfond sold his first library in Paris in 1757 through De Bure (this book was not in the sale catalogue), and he later amassed another collection which he sold to Count Justin MacCarthy Reagh in 1769; although there were two copies of this work in the MacCarthy Reagh sale catalogue, neither of them match this copy.

Literature

Censimento 16 CNCE 5916; Darlow & Moule 1411; Sander 5957

Catalogue Note

Intended to be part of a complete polyglot Bible, this Psalter was the only section to be published as it was overtaken by the Complutensian Polyglot of 1514-1517 (see lot 106). The publication was funded by Agostino Giustiniani (1470-1536), bishop of Nebbio in Corsica, and it was printed in the house of his brother Niccolò. Giustiniani was greatly interested in Jewish studies and later became the first professor of Hebrew and Arabic in Paris.

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