BIBLE, POLYGLOT [THE COMPLUTENSIAN POLYGLOT]. 'VETUS TESTAMENTUM MULTIPLICI LINGUA NUNC PRIMO IMPRESSUM. ET IMPRIMIS PENTATEUCHUS HEBRAICO GRECO ATQUE CHALDAICO IDIOMATE. ADIUNCTA UNICUIQUE SUA LATINA INTERPRETATIONE (SECUNDA PARS VETERIS TESTAMENTI; TERTIA PARS VETERIS TESTAMENTI; QUARTA PARS VETERIS TESTAMENTI; NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRECE & LATINE; VOCABULARIUM HEBRAICUM ATQUE CHALDAICUM).' [ALCALÀ DE HENARES: ARNAO GUILLÉN DE BROCAR, 1514–1517]
70,000 - 100,000 USD
- 'Vetus testamentum multiplici lingua nunc primo impressum. Et imprimis Pentateuchus Hebraico Greco atque Chaldaico idiomate. Adiuncta unicuique sua latina interpretatione (Secunda pars veteris testamenti; Tertia pars veteris testamenti; Quarta pars veteris testamenti; Novum testamentum grece & latine; Vocabularium hebraicum atque chaldaicum).' [Alcalà de Henares: Arnao Guillén de Brocar, 1514–1517]
6 volumes, folio (14 1/4 x 10 in.; 362 x 254 mm). Woodcut arms of Cardinal Jiménez printed in red on title-pages (that of vol. 5 printed in black), titles within woodcut border, floral and historiated woodcut initials, woodcut printer's devices at end of vols. 4–6. Vol. 1: Lacks initial blank, light toning, occasional text browning and foxing (chiefly marginal), some staining to lower inside margins in quires b–m, one fore-edge with short tear and staining. Vol. 2: some light text browning. Vol. 3: Lacks final blank, top inner margins dampstained (A–E), light to moderate text browning, with a few leaves very browned, fore-edge tear on p2 cutting through 4 lines of Hebrew text. Vol. 4: Light to moderate text browning, occasional marginal foxing, closed tear on G2 slightly affecting text. Vol. 5: Lacks final blank, occasional toning, quires 2G–2H, 2M, and a few leaves and their conjugates browned. 'Vocabularium': Lacking pi2 and final blank, quire a (Latin index) supplied loose in facsimile (photocopy), a few headlines shaved and a few leaves browned, some light text browning in about a half-dozen quires. Vols. 1–5 uniformly bound in eighteenth-century tree calf, paneled gilt with a Greek key border, smooth spines gilt, red and brown lettering and numbering pieces, marbled endpapers, edges sprinkled pink and blue, extremities scraped, upper hinge in vol. 1 cracked. 'Vocabularium': Eighteenth-century mottled calf, the spine in 6 compartments gilt with raised bands, edges stained red; some worming and marginal oxidation to lower board, subtle restoration to joints and spine, endpapers renewed.