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Novae Sacrorum Bibliorum figurae versibus Latinis & Germanicis expositae: Das ist/ Newe Biblische Figuren mit Latinischen und Teutschen versen aussgelegt/ Dem gemeinen Mann und der lieben Jugendt zur Anreissung wahrer Gottseligkeit und anderen Christlichen Zugendten/ an tag gegeben/ Durch/ M. Samuelem Glonerum Poeetam Laureatum.
Strassburg getruckt bey Christoff von der Heyden.M. DC. XXV. 1625 1625. Octavo, leaf size 152x92mm.In later tan half-calf with marbled sides, rubbed at extremities.Spine ruled into compartments with decorative blind-stamped and gilt rules; ?Latin | & German | Bible? gilt in one compartment with blind-stamped decoration in the others.Hinges slightly tender.All edges speckled brown.Armorial book-plate on front paste-down: ?Woburn Abbey | 1873?.[12], 315, [8] folios; signatures a8, b4, A-Z8, 2A-2R8, 2S3.Each of the 315 folios, printed on the recto only, has a half-page woodcut of a scene from the Bible, some are signed ?CM? [Christoph Murer], some are signed ?HR?, others are unsigned.Above each woodcut there are eight lines of Latin verse, printed in roman italics, and below each cut there are eight lines of verse in German printed in gotische Schrift.Ownership inscription ?E. Wilmot? at top foredge corner of first blank with ?A curious old Bible | bought from the Library | of Bernard, Bishop | of Limerick, 1806? in the same hand beneath.Title-page printed in red and black within broad woodcut border; light pencil note on verso.With woodcut head- and tail-pieces.Errata at end.Occasional small paper faults and minor loss at foot of leaves not affecting printed area;on f.139 just touching signature; small fault in paper in lower half of f.233 text without loss.An attractive little book with nice, bright illustrations.EXTREMELY RARE! WorldCat reports three copies in Germany, two in Switzerland a single copy in France.We can't locate any in the USA or UK libraries.(Further information and photographs available on request.)
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