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BIBLE IN LATIN, with the "Glossa Ordinaria" and with the "Postillae" of Nicolaus de Lyra. The volume containing JOB, PSALMS, PROVERBS, ECCLESIASTES, SONG OF SONGS, WISDOM, and ECCLESIASTICUS
Venice: Paganinus de Paganinis, 18 April, 1495. Hardcover. In a Spectacular Papal Binding byThe Foremost Roman Binder of the Time. 368 x 241 mm (14 1/2 x 9 1/2"). 471-499, 400-666 leaves (complete, with the misfoliation seen in other copies). Text set in two columns, with smaller interlinear commentary, and the whole surrounded by 83 lines of commentary, all in gothic type. Volume III, only, of four. Edited by Bernardinus Gadolus, Eusebius Hispanus, and Secundus Contarenus. SUPERB 16TH CENTURY ROMAN RED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, over bevelled wooden boards, covers with a wide frame of densely gilt floral vines enclosing a central panel featuring an intricate strapwork design of interlocking lobed frames and a large central lozenge, the strapwork embellished with swirling gilt floral vines, THE ARMS OF POPE PAUL IV AT CENTER; the lower cover similarly decorated, but with gilt titling at head; raised bands, five spine compartments decorated with gilt floral vines, the other containing gilt titling, edges gilt and gauffered with a complex knotwork pattern. Front free endpaper with a rubbing of Paul IV';s seal and brief description of his arms in French tipped on. Goff B-608; BMC V, 458. A scattering of tiny wormholes to first quarter of book, to last couple of quires, and to inside of back cover, isolated minor marginal smudges or faint stains, a thin two-inch crack at head of rear joint, extremities a bit worn, front board with a few small abrasions and perhaps two dozen tiny round wormholes, silver markings on papal arms oxidized, but still A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE, THE VERY … [Click Below for Full Description]
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