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Paradin, Claude; Bernard Salomon; Bible
Quadrins historiques de la Bible
Lyon: Jean de Tournes, 1560. Boards. Good/This 1560 edition of Quadrins historiques is based on the version that had appeared two years earlier. Merging the separate traditions of the "Biblia Pauperum" (bibles in pictures for unlettered readers) and the emblem book (wisdom conveyed in pictures with explanatory verses), this volume presents Bible passages in a series of extraordinary woodcuts by Bernard Salomon, glossed in French quatrains. . Octavo (16 cm); [246] pages (signatures A-P8, Q4, last leaf blank). Title with ornamental woodcut border; 231 half-page woodcut illustrations (57 x 80 mm) by Bernard Salomon, with one stanza of text accompanying each woodcut. Bound in modern (?) stiff vellum, impressed with blind stamp design on both boards. Title page dusty, with early ownership inscriptions; dampstains, especially in first leaves and sporadically thereafter. Repair to A3 not affecting text; I-4 and 5 dampstained and trimmed close. References: Brunet IV, 995, suppl. 341; Cartier 452.
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