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1580 Biblia Sacra 1st Latin Bible Printed in England
1580 - Variant printing of the first edition of the earliest complete Latin Bible printed in England, translated by Immanuel Tremellius and Franciscus Junius. Portions of the Tremellius¿Junius Old Testament had been previously published in various forms; Darlow and Moule note that here, "To Tremellius and Junius' version of the O.T., and Junius' translation of the Apocrypha, is added Tremellius' translation of the N.T. made from the Syriac." The Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament are here in six parts, each with separate title-page bearing an engraved vignette and each section including engraved head- and tailpieces in addition to decorative capitals. The publication information in some sections gives "Impensis G.B." (George Bishop), as opposed to "C.B." (Christopher Barker) or "I.H." (Harrison), in whose names other variants were issued. Year: 1580 Binding: 19th-century calf, covers framed and diced in blind with spine also blind-diced, but smaller, and bearing gilt-stamped leather title, place, and date labels; rebacked with old spine laid on, and joints strengthened. Edges and extremities lightly rubbed, spine leather with a few small cracks. Front pastedown with private bookplate as above and smaller institutional bookplate. Title-page text excised from original leaf and mounted, some time ago; outer margin of last page excised and leaf mounted. One early inked textual annotation. First few leaves with small area of worming in lower margins; one leaf with short tear from lower margin, extending into text without loss. Pages age-toned, with scattered light spott … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Cross & Crown Rare Books
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