Lot 14

[Bible, Latin].-

Biblia…en Tibi Bibliorum vulgata editio, edited by Robert Estienne, woodcut printer’s device, Roman, Italic and Hebrew letter, double column, light, mainly marginal toning, title dusty, occasional spotting and soiling, little marking, contemporary ownership inscription to title, also inscription ‘I. Newcome 1720′ on front pastedown, later blind tooled calf, with panel design, gilt lettering piece to spine, marbled pastedowns, joints weak, possibly re-backed, rubbed, spine tail slightly worm holed, [Darlow & Moule, (1911), II, 6135], 8vo, [Robert Estienne & Conradus Badius], [Paris], 1555.

*** ”R. Stephanus’ third octavo edition, the text in which follows the folio editions of 1538-40 and 1546 … This is generally considered to be the earliest Latin Bible to exhibit R. Stephanus’ division of the text into numbered verses…”, cfr. Darlow & Moule.

Estimate: £500-£700