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NEW TESTAMENT. GREEK AND LATIN. NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRECE & LATINE IN ACADEMIA COMPLUTENSI NOVITER IMPRESSUM. (ALCALÀ DE HENARES: ARNAO GUILLÉN DE BROCAR, 10 JANUARY 1514)
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NEW TESTAMENT. GREEK AND LATIN. NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRECE & LATINE IN ACADEMIA COMPLUTENSI NOVITER IMPRESSUM. (ALCALÀ DE HENARES: ARNAO GUILLÉN DE BROCAR, 10 JANUARY 1514)
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NEW TESTAMENT. GREEK AND LATIN. NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRECE & LATINE IN ACADEMIA COMPLUTENSI NOVITER IMPRESSUM. (ALCALÀ DE HENARES: ARNAO GUILLÉN DE BROCAR, 10 JANUARY 1514)
folio (356 x 247mm.), woodcut arms of Cardinal Jiménez on title-page with woodcut borders, arms coloured in red, woodcut initials, parallel text in Greek and Latin, woodcut printer's device beneath colophon, eighteenth-century English speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, lacking M1 & 6 (M1 partly supplied in manuscript), occasional light staining, upper cover detached, binding rubbed, lettering-piece chipped
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Provenance

Francisci--, cropped stamp at foot of title-page; S. Drake, inscription at head of flyleaf; Sledmere House

Literature

Darlow & Moule 1412; Norton, Printing in Spain 1501-1520 27A (all 6 volumes)

Catalogue Note

Volume 5 only of the six-volume Complutensian Polyglot Bible. Although printed in 1514-1517, the Bible only went on sale in 1522, six years after Erasmus had rushed his edition of the Greek New Testament, Novum Instrumentum, through Froben's press in Basel. The Complutensian text, printed in a large and clear Greek type much admired by Robert Proctor, was edited by Antonio de Nebrija and this volume contains a rudimentary Greek lexicon at the end.

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