1545 1st ed Estienne BIBLE Zurich Vulgate Latin Parallel Vatablus Biblia 2v SET

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A rare 1545 second octavo edition of Robert Stephanus’ ‘Biblia’. This printing is the first reissue of the 1543 Zurich version, printed in parallel columns with the Vulgate. The margins contain notes which profess to be drawn from ‘memoranda’ made by friends of the editor during the lectures of Vatablus, but they appear to be colored by the religious opinions of Stephanus himself. Some of these notes had already appeared, together with a selection of variant readings, in quarto edition of the Pentateuch.

 

While it is the second octavo of Estienne, it is the first time he printed the Zurich Bible. He amended the notes of Vatable in a way that reflected his own religious opinions – thus, this Bible landed on the Prohibited Book Index.

 

The world ‘Biblia’ in the title is enclosed within an ornamental frame. Below it is the device of an olive-tree with the legend ‘Noli altum sapere’.

According to Pettigrew,

“This is a very scarce and beautiful edition. It is printed in a very small but distinct character in two columns. This edition has the usual prefaces, indexes, interpretations, etc, and this edition was placed in the ‘Index Librorum. Prohibitorum.” (Pettigrew 102)

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1545 1st ed Estienne BIBLE Zurich Vulgate Latin Parallel Vatablus Biblia 2v SET

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A rare 1545 second octavo edition of Robert Stephanus’ ‘Biblia’. This printing is the first reissue of the 1543 Zurich version, printed in parallel columns with the Vulgate. The margins contain notes which profess to be drawn from ‘memoranda’ made by friends of the editor during the lectures of Vatablus, but they appear to be colored by the religious opinions of Stephanus himself. Some of these notes had already appeared, together with a selection of variant readings, in quarto edition of the Pentateuch.

 

While it is the second octavo of Estienne, it is the first time he printed the Zurich Bible. He amended the notes of Vatable in a way that reflected his own religious opinions – thus, this Bible landed on the Prohibited Book Index.

 

The world ‘Biblia’ in the title is enclosed within an ornamental frame. Below it is the device of an olive-tree with the legend ‘Noli altum sapere’.

 

According to Pettigrew,

“This is a very scarce and beautiful edition. It is printed in a very small but distinct character in two columns. This edition has the usual prefaces, indexes, interpretations, etc, and this edition was placed in the ‘Index Librorum. Prohibitorum.” (Pettigrew 102)

 

Item number: #1719

Price: $5500

 

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Biblia. Quid in hac editione praestitum sit, vide in ea quam operi praeposuimus, as lectorem epistola.

 

Lutetiae, Ex officina Roberti Stephani typographi Regii, 1545. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volumes:
    • [12-] 156 -172 -116 -180 (i.e. 184) -128 [-40]
    • Signatures: *8, **4, a-t8v4, aa-xx8yy4, aaa-ooo8ppp4, A-S8T12V-Y8Z4, AA-RR8SS4, TT8VV8XX-ZZ4
  • References: Darlow & Moule 6127; Pettigrew, Descriptive Catalogue; Adams B 1036
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Fine decorative leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.75in X 5.25in (19.5cm x 13.5cm)
  • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide

 

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1719

Category

Religion

Authors

Bible

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete