BIBLE 1475, in Latin, Biblia Latina, with a prolegomena by Saint Jerome

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Lot 201
BIBLE 1475, in Latin,
Biblia Latina, with a prolegomena by Saint Jerome

Sold for £ 21,510 (US$ 28,694) inc. premium

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THE BIBLE COLLECTION OF BERNARD ENGEL ESQ.
Biblia Latina, with a prolegomena by Saint Jerome, 48 lines, printed in double columns in a striking rotunda type (2:115G), 481 leaves (of 482, without blank 476), with 24 large penwork initials in red and blue, incorporating grotesque animals and faces and with elaborate trailing extensions, rubricated throughout in red, with smaller capitals, paragraph marks and initial strokes (many with penwork extensions), a few headlines crossed through or rubbed out and rewritten, a few headlines or flourishes cropped, one leaf repaired in blank outer margin, nineteenth century pigskin by Sotheran, 5-line gilt borders on sides, gilt panelled spine, inner gilt dentelles, g.e. [Hain 3056; BMC II, 413 (IC. 7130-31; Goff B-543], folio (392 by 268mm.), Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 16 November 1475

Footnotes

  • An exceptional copy of Koberger's first Latin bible, based on the text of the Fust and Schoeffer 1462 Mainz Bible, with wide margins and in fine fresh condition.

    Provenance: acquired by the present owner from Sotherans; note by Sotherans giving provenance as Stourbridge Castle, Worcestershire.
BIBLE 1475, in Latin, Biblia Latina, with a prolegomena by Saint Jerome
BIBLE 1475, in Latin, Biblia Latina, with a prolegomena by Saint Jerome
BIBLE 1475, in Latin, Biblia Latina, with a prolegomena by Saint Jerome
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