[Biblia latina. Basel: Bernard Richel, not after 1474.] Additions by Menardus Monachus. 467 leaves (of 468, without initial blank). Double column. 48 lines. Gothic type. 5- to 10-line woodcut initials. Some incipits printed in red. Folio (375 x 290 mm). 17th century blindstamped vellum, later morocco spine label. First 3 and last 2 leaves remargined, one blank corner repair, otherwise extremely crisp and clean.
One of the first three Bibles printed in Basel. Richel produced four editions of the Vulgate prior to 1478an achievement equaled only by Anton Koberger. BMC III 736; Goff B-537; HC *3041 (=3043).
Provenance: label of the Braidwood Collection (assembled by Dr. J.R.S. Hunter of Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland [1835-1898]; lengthy related inscription on front free endpaper dated 1888; bookplate of Robert Holt Stuart Truell [1875-1941].