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1544 Latin Biblia Sacrosancta Testamenti 1st Edition Zurich Zwingli Bible Gilt
1544 - Item: Bible, Latin: "Biblia Sacrosancta Testamenti Veteris & Novi, e Sacra Hebraeorum Lingua Graecorum Fontibus, Consultis Fimul Orthodoxis Interpretibus, Religiosissime Translata in Sermonem Latinum." Printer: Excudebat Christoph. Froschoveris Place: Tiguri (Zurich) Date: 1544 Description:First Octavo Edition of Zurich Latin Bible, Zwingli Bible. [8], 367ff, 92ff, 109ff. Collated & complete except 2 blank leaves, with signatures: *8, a-z8, A-Z8, aa-ll8, mm-4, Aa-4, Bb-Nn, Oo10. Lacking 2 blank leaves Z8 & Oo10. Elaborately bound; full 19th C black morocco, richly gilt spine & boards. A.E.G. Preserved in custom made paper covered slipcase. Silk effect endpapers. Wear to extremities, surfaces. Title trimmed & laid down with some minor loss to text, printer's device overlaid & blacked out, soiled. Leaf Z7 blank area partially excised, replaced with another blank leaf, diagram added in manuscript. aa1 a trifle soiled, Aa1 (NT Title) with loss of printer's device, repaired with later paper, replacement vignette added, with loss of 'Froscoverus' to imprint. Final leaf, Oo9 also trimmed and relaid, with loss of a single letter to lower corner. Large ink spillage to leaves Ii1-2. Endpapers stained. Of Romanian provenance, with hand-coloured armorial bookplate of C. Emericus Teleki to FEP. Heavily annotated throughout (some written over), with extensive notes relating to the calendar & Christian year (to front), & apparently a journal to rear. Some initial letters hand-coloured. Close trimmed throughout, occasional shaving to running titles and marginal-sidenotes. Occasional paper repairs. Despite flaws, it is attractively bound & textually complete copy. First appearing in complete and final form in 1543 in the larger Folio format, the Zurich Bible was a new & definitive translation of Scripture based on emergent Humanist philological precepts and Reforming theology of 16th C Zwinglianism. OT translated from Hebrew by Zwingli; Apochrypha from Hebrew & Greek versions by Pierre Cholin, & NT based on the definitive 16th C translations by Erasmus. With separate titles to Apochrypha & NT, as called for. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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