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  • Sold Date: Aug 12, 2007
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THREE (3) VOLUME FOLIO ESTIENNE BIBLE, WITH CONTEMPORARY ILLUMINATION FOR A FRENCH CARDINAL. Printed 1532 WOODCUT INITIALS BY GEOFFREY TORY [Bible. Latin. Vulgate. 1532 ] Biblia : breues in eadem annotationes, ex doctiss. interpretationibus, & Hebrֳ¦orum commentariis. Interpretatio propriorum nominum Hebraicorum. Index copiosissimus rerum & sententiarum vtriusque testamenti.. Paris, : Ex officina Roberti Stephani., M.D.XXXII. FOLIO. 3 parts in 3 VOLS., Large woodcut printer's devices of St. Paul and the Olive tree, numerous metalcut initials as well as 3 painted initials in gold and colours and 3 painted coat-of-arms of a Cardinal. [10], 388, 94, 37, [1] 57, [1] leaves ; Handsome 16th century calf, binding slightly bumped and rubbed, extremities of spines partly damaged, else a HANDSOME and Very Good copy with wide margins, text framed in red . Renouard, Estienne I, 35f. - Darlow/Moule 6112. - BM STC, French Books S. 54. - Adams B 1011. Printer's device with motto "Noli altum sapere" on all title pages. Second Robert Estienne edition. The word Biblia in title is enclosed within an ornamental frame from a woodcut by Geoffroy Tory. The first edtion of 1528/7 was "the earliest genuine attempt at a critical edition of the Vulgate text. Three good MSS. were collated for it and compared with the best printed editions, including

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