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Bible, Latin. Biblia cu[m] Co[n]cordantijs Veteris & Novis.

Auction:
3269B
Lot:
38
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

Description:

Bible, Latin. Biblia cu[m] Co[n]cordantijs Veteris & Novis. Lyon: Jacob Sacon expensis Antonii Koberger, 1516. Folio, title typography printed in red ink, below is a large woodcut by Durer's student, Hans Springinklee (c. 1490-c. 1540), printed in black ink, depicting Christ with the lamb of God, the lamb with a foreleg cocked holding a pennant that hangs from a staff topped with a cross; another full-page woodcut opposite the first leaf of text depicts the six days of creation; opposite leaf CCXLV is a full-page woodcut of the Adoration of the Shepherds; smaller text woodcuts appear throughout both testaments; ex libris Gilbert R. Redgrave, with an extensive note in his hand and bookplate; ex libris Louis Kossuth Comstock, with bookplate; extensive contemporary marginalia on free endleaves, front and back, including a long note on verso of title in a contemporary hand regarding the martyrdom of the London Carthusian monks between 1535 and 1537 under Henry VIII, and notes in the New Testament; bound in original boards, no original leather remaining, rebacked in a half-leather binding, catches and clasps intact, 14 x 9 7/8 in.

aa8, bb6, a-z8, A-Q8, R6 (R6 blank & present), AA-BB8, CC9 (lacking final blank CC10).
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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