[Bible]. Paris: R. Estienne, 1532.
Lot 1068
ESTIENNE BIBLE. Biblia breves in eaden annotationes.... Paris: Robert Estienne, 1532.
Sold for US$ 8,125 inc. premium
Lot Details
ESTIENNE BIBLE.
Biblia breves in eaden annotationes.... Paris: Robert Estienne, 1532.
3 parts in one. Folio (398 x 270 mm). *10 a-z8 A-2A8 2B-2C6 22A-2L8 2M6; 2a-2d8 2e6; 3a-3f8 3g10. Privilege leaf; integral blank present. Large woodcut printer's device on each title, general title with woodcut grapevine frame. Ruled in red. Criblé initials. Later calf with period covers preserved. Small marginal dampstain at ends with outer edge of title reinforced and tiny repairs to following leaves, scattered few very trivial stains, few scuffs to binding.

SECOND EDITION, FIRST FULLY GLOSSED EDITION AND A HANDSOME COPY of this famed Bible. The glossary and index appear as volumes 2 and 3. Estienne was justly proud of his achievement and states in the preface: "In the first place I have compared the Vulgate translation of the Bible afresh so carefully with the ancient manuscript copies which in the past years the monks of Saint-Denis and Saint-Germain and the sacred College of the Paris Theologians lent to me, that I think nothing now has been overlooked (for I admit I 'nodded' somewhat in the earlier edition, as certain of my friends have complained), and that our translation is now for the first time more or less as whole and complete as of old time the translator himself wrote it" (translation in Armstrong, p 72). Adams B-1011; Renouard 35.1; Darlow & Moule 6112.
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