Lot 42
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Bible in Latin [Plantin Pocket Edition]

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1,800 - 2,500 USD
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Description

  • Biblia, ad vetustissima exemplaria castigata. Quid in horum Bibliorum castigatione praestitum sit, subsequens praefatio latius indicabit. Antwerp: Christoper Plantin, 1564–1565
  • leather,ink,paper
5 volumes in 6, 12mo (4 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.; 111 x 68 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title-pages, woodcut initials, text ruled in red; some light browning and marginal foxing, small internal tear not affecting text to I4 of vol. 5. Contemporary Dutch red morocco, covers gilt with broad foliate-roll border, spines gilt in five compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; spines darkened and chipped, some vols. neatly rebacked, some with hinges repaired.

Provenance

Peter Sarney Benwell (armorial bookplate) — Michael Tomkinson, Franche Hall, Kidderminster (bookplate)

Literature

Not in Darlow & Moule; cf. 6150 & 6141

Catalogue Note

A scarce and attractive pocket edition of the 1547 Louvain recension of Hentenius. The volume of Proverbs is bound with that containing Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon.
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