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[ Biblia Sacra: integrum vtriusq testamenti corpus coplectens ]
Parisiis [Paris]: Yolande Bonhomme, vidua Thielmanni Kerver, 1534 . 0. A very good full leather binding. 8vo. 6.25" x 4.00" x 2.25". Plain dark brown calf with the remains of mounts for clasps and hasps. Spine carefully repaired with 5 raised bands and maroon leather title label: "Biblia Sacra". Recent free-endpapers (handmade paper). First 3 leaves (including title absent). Text begins on A iiij - Biblie summariu - 2pp.; 'Tabula alphabetica historiaru.' - 15pp. 1p. bearing woodcut (the creation of man). Followed by 3 preliminary leaves: 'Epistola sancti hieronymi' - 5pp.; 'Prologus.' - 1p. Genesis begins on ff.4 through to 'Apocalypsis.' on ff. 520 Ending with a colophon: 'Parisiis, ex officina libraria yolande bonhomme, vidue spectabilis viri Thielmanni Keruer, sub signo unicornis in vico sancti iacobi,ubi et venundatur. M.D. xxxiij. Octauo idus Januarij.' Interpretationes hebraicozu.' (Interpretations of Hebrw names) - 67pp. (incomplete, lacks the last 4 leaves). There is also another full-page woodcut before 'Evangeliu Mattheu.' representing the Stem of Jesse "T. Kerver was a German who began printing in Paris in 1497, and produced many beautiful books of devotion... His widow, Yolande Bonhomme had already printed two octavo editions in 1526 and 1530. - See Darlow & Moule 6113 / Also referenced by Copinger 238 . ** The stem of jesse is an image which shows the figure of Jesse, larger than all the rest, reclining or sleeping (perhaps by analogy to Adam when his rib was taken) at the foot of the pictorial space. From his side or his navel springs the trunk of a tree or vine which ascends, branching to either side. On the branches, usually surrounded by formally scrolling tendrils of foliage, are figures representing the ancestors of Christ. The trunk generally ascends vertically to Mary and then Christ at the top..." - See Wikipedia . .
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