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116 Novum TesTAMENTUM, Græce ex SINAITICO codice ed. Tischendorf, 8vo. facsimile, hf. morocco

Lips., 1865

0 3 117 Hebrew. HAGIOGRAPHA; as follows : THEHILLIM (Psalms with Kimhi’s commentary)

Napoli, Joseph bar Jacob, 247
Mishle (Proverbs with Immanuel's commentary)

(Nap.) Khaiim bar Itzhak (247)
Iob (with commentary of Gersonides)

(Nap. Samuel, 247)
Canticles, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Ruth, Esther with

Daniel and Ezra (with Nehemiah) with commentaries (ibid. 247)
In 1 vol. smallest folio, hf. bd.

Naples, 1487 4 4 0
The number of leaves in this volume is 328 instead of 332—the first four leaves
of Psalms being deficient. The copy also does not comprise the 40 leaves of Chronicles

which issued from the same press. This is an edition of extreme rarity. 118 THE PROPHETS (Great and Lesser) with Kimbi's commentary, in

Hebrew, 2 vols. small folio, in red morocco cases Sontzino, 245 (1485-6) 21 00

Perfect, consisting of 166 and 294 leaves. The second volume was issued without a date, but it cannot have been posterior by many months to Vol. I, which has a colophon. The first volume is in brown morocco; the second is in boards ; but they are

made uniform by the red morocco cases. 119

-: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, with Kimhi's commentary, in Hebrew. Small folio, some pages wanting ; in the original binding

Sontzino (1485-6) 1 16 0 The colophon is at the end of Kings, at which place the work is usually divided. 120 BUXTORF'S RABBINICAL BIBLE. BIBLIA SACRA HEBRAICA & CHALDAICA

cum Masora . . magna & parva .. Commentariis Salomonis Jarchi,
Aben Esræ, Kimchi, Levi Gerson, Saadie Gaon, Jeschaja, et notis ex
Baal Turim, studio Iohannis Buxtorfi . . Basileaæ 1620
4 vols. in 2, folio, thick paper, fine copy in stamped pigskin 1620 4 10 0

An interesting copy, having been presented in 1643 by the School of Zürich to

the celebrated professor Louis Cappel. 121

another copy on ordinary paper, 4 vols. in 2; 1620-TIBERIAS
sive commentarius Masorethicus triplex, 1665
5 parts in 2 vols. folio, vellum

1620-65 3 10 0 122 Bible in Hebrew, 8vo. black roan

London, 1868 0 2 0 123 OLD TESTAMENT, Hebrew and English, 4to. calf

Vienna, 1870 0 2 6 124 Esther (The Book of) in Hebrew, MS. on a roll of goatskin, 8 feet long

by 14 inches wide, written in the East, in large square characters, and
wound round a wooden roller

About 1650 2 2 0 125 the same, MS., written in Europe on a roll of vellum 10 feet long

by 8 inches wide, with painted architectural ornaments forming
divisions between the columns of writing; on a wooden roller

About 1700 1 10 0 126 BIBLICAL THESAURUS; or, a literal translation and critical analysis of

every word in the original languages of the Old Testament:
Genesis, 4to. cloth

1884 0 6 6 127 Italian. MALLERMI'S VERSION,

EDITION. Fol. la blank; 16: EPISTOLA De don Nicolo di Mai | lherbi ueneto al Reuerendissimo profesı | sore dela sacra Theologia maestro Laurēi | tio del ordine de sancto Francesco : nella | Biblia uulgarizata. I . Fol. 36, column 2 : .. Tabula dela prima parte dela bibiglia. | This table ends on fol. 7a, the reverse of which is blank. Fol. 8a, column 1, after four lines of a MS. intitulation : [F]RATE Ambrosio | a me portando .. Foll. 10-12 deficient. Fol. 13a : li animāti et tutti . . This page contains the last seventeen lines of cap. ii of Genesis, and goes on with cap. iii etc. Fol. 32la, column 1: spirito, dica laude al signor. AMEN | FINISSE EL PSALTERIO DE DAVID Vol. II deficient, except its last leaf which is inserted at the end of the first volume, and which contains, column 1: Amen, Vieni signor iesu. La gratia del sig | nor nostor (sic) iesu christo sia cum tutti uoi | Amen!


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£ s. d. Finisse lapocalise .. Lower down : Rime di Hieronymo Squarzafico de Ale / xandria côposte a laude di questo nolume Le celere sagitte or mai Apollo | deponer uogli . . Column 2: .

Column 2 : : : Impresso fu questo uolume ne lalma pa- | tria de Venecia ne glanni di la salutifera il carnatione del figluolo di leterno et omni- | potēte dio. / M.CCCC.LXXI. IN. KALEN- | DE. DE. AVGVSTO.

Folio, printed in double columns, 50 lines to the column ; the inner margins of the first few leaves mended; old calf, from the Sussex and Ashburnham collections

Venice, 1471 14 14 0 This is one of the rarest of all printed Bibles. There was no copy in the Caxton Exhibition, and there is none in the British Museum. There is a bad copy in the Spencer-Rylands library which wants the last leaf of the Table (fol. 7 of Vol. I), this last leaf of Table containing the references to foll. cc.xxxiiii--cc.lvii of the text.

The Rime of Squarzafico mention the printer “quel spira gientile | di Vindelin

che na corona doro" for this unrivalled piece of work.
28 MALLERMI'S BIBLE. Fol.1 a blank cut away. Fol: 2a: Prologo Col. 1:

Comincia il prologo o veramente epistola dil | beato hieronymo sopra
di la bibia dignamente vulgarizata p il clarissimo religioso duon nicolo
de mallermi . . Fol. 5a: Registro . . Fol. 6a : Genesis . . Fol. 4176,
col. 1: . . A laude . . fu impresso qsto volume ne lalma patria de


Octauiano scotto da modena . . MCCCCLXXXI Col. 2: Prohemio nela vita del săctissimo 7 vergine perpetuo Ioseph . . The legend of St. Joseph ends on fol. 4186 col. 2. Foll. 419-429 containing the Table are missing. Small folio, in an old German stamped pigskin binding

Venice, 1481' 5 5 0 The Sunderland copy (with the 11 leaves of table) fetched £26. 10s. (29 MALLERMI ILLUSTRATED BIBLE. Fol. la: BIBLIA

VULGARE HISTORIATA. 16: Registro de la Biblia .. 2a : Tabula de la prima parte . . 66: . . Comincia il prologo ueramente epistola dil beato Hieronymo . . 9a : GENESIS (N) EL PRINCIPIO DIO CREOE EL ciclo: & la terra .. 404a : À laude & gloria Qui finisse la Bibia uulgare hystoriata stampata ne lalma Citta de Venetia per Giouanne Ragazo di monteferato A instantia di Luchantonio di Giunta. .M. CCCCLXXXXII . . Incomincia la legenda del .. sancto Ioseph .. 495b : Finisse la vita de sancto Ioseph . . L. A. 406a: Tabula de la seconda parte de la Bybia .. 4106: . . Lavs Deo Finis.

Stout small folio, 383 beautiful woodcuts in contemporary colouring; very fine and very large copy in the original boards, covered with stamped leather, and mounted with centre and corner-pieces of brass

1492 250 0 0 One of the rarest books of the famous Venetian school of design, which brought ont in the Poliphilo its finest example. Many of the cuts are marked with the initial b, which (in the Poliphilo) used to be read as revealing the hand of Bellini, and in which a later interpreter finds the name of Barbari (Jacopo dei Barbari).

“One of the most important, and most richly illustrated, of the Venetian vignette-books. . . The designer succeeded in producing a series of pictures full of grace and charm. . . Several of the illustrations are marked with a small ‘b,' a signature which, so far as we know at present, appears here for the first time.” So says Dr. Lippmann, who goes on to state that the designer of the Italian cuts imitated, but recomposed and improved, the engravings in the 1483 German Bible. If this were the case, the pictures changed a good deal more than their climate when they crossed the Alps. The metamorphosis was magical.

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130 BIBLIA. Biblia vul- | gare | Nonamente impressa. Corretta : 71

Hystoriata. Con le Rubrice + Capitulatione. This intitulation
printed in red within a fine arabesque border, and above a woodcut of
St. George signed FV Foll. 2-8 contain Tabula and prologues with a
large woodcut of the days of Creation on the reverse of leaf 8. Genesis
begins (within a border) on fol. 9, which is the first leaf of a series
numbered (I)–CCVIII ending with Psalms. The Proverbs begins a
second series of numbered leaves. I-CXCVI. On CXIV end Mac-
cabees ; the New Testament begins on CXV, and the Apocalypse ends on
CXCVa, first column, the last line of which is Qui finisse la Bibia uulgare
hystoriada. CXCVa, col. 2 to CXCVIa, col. 2 contain the Vita de
sancto Ioseph. CXCVIb to (CCI)a contain the Tabula. On (CCI)
are the Registro and the colophon : Stampata in Vineggia per Helisa-
betta de Rusconi. | Nel anno del nostro signore. M.D.XXV. Adi |
XXIII. del mese di Decēbrio. Regnante | lo iclyto Principe Andrea

Small folio, printed in Roman letter, double columns, with hundreds
of woodcuts; hf. bd. fine copy

Venice, 1525
The cuts are copies by Florio Valvassore of the illustrations of the 1492

131 LA BIBLIA qvale contiene i sacri libri del vecchio testamento, tradotti

da la hebraica uerita in lingua toscana per Antonio Brucioli . . Co
diuini libri del Nuovo Testamento . . Tradotti dal Greco . . Con le
concordantie VENETIA MDXXXVIII. Colophon (on fol. 117 of the
New Testament): Stampata in Vinegia à san Moyse, ne le case noue
Iustiniane . . Per Francesco di Alesandro Bindoni, et Mapheo Pasini

2 vols. in 1, small 4to. the titles printed within woodcut borders, and
the last page of the volume occupied with a fine and very large woodcut ;
in the original binding of oaken boards covered with smooth dark
morocco gilt and painted with a Grolieresque mosaic pattern (rebacked),
the edges gilt and goffered ; a fine example of its kind, with the bookplate
of the Duke of Sussex, from the Ashburnham collection Venice, 1538

Splendid copy of a rare Bible which was considered heterodox and placed upon the Index as a prohibited book.

Collation : A-LLL in eights, MMM in ten, * * in-six, Aa-Oo in eights, Pp in six

(the sixth a blank). 32 BIBLIA VULGARE novamente stampata . . Venetiis. M.D.XXXXI.

Small folio, nearly 400 woodcuts; some of them bearing the initial b and printed from the blocks used in the Mallermi Bible of 1492, the others freely copied from the earlier impressions ; vellum

Venice, 1541 133 Latin. PENTATEUCHI VERSIO LATINA antiquissima e Codice Lugdun

ensi, ed. ROBERT, impl. 4to. three leaves of facsimile, and a typographical
imitation of the entire Codex, followed by the same in modern style printed
collaterally with the corresponding Greek text; hf. morocco, gilt top

Paris, 1881
This is the Codex of which Libri sold some leaves to Lord Ashburnham, which

were afterwards returned to the Lyons Library.
134 BIBLIORUM SACRORUM Latinæ versiones antiquæ seu Vetus Italica

et cæteræ quæ cum Vulgata Latina & cum Textu Græco com-
parantur. Accedunt . . notæ . opera & studio D. PETRI SABATIER .

M.DCC.XLIII. 3 vols. folio, old veau fauve gilt, with the
crest of the Prince de Soubise in the panels on the back

1743 135 the same, Large Paper, 3 vols. folio, old French calf gilt 1743

A book of great importance, still, and likely to remain unsuperseded. It has

become very rare of late years.
136 THE BOOK OF DEER [ancient MS. of the Latin Gospels by an Irish

hand], edited for the Spalding Club by John Stuart, 4to. 22 plates of
Celtic Art ; hf. morocco

Edinb., 1869

18 18 0

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(Mentz, Gutenberg, 1453-55) 5000 0 0 See a more detailed description in my Catalogue of Monuments

of Printing.
138 BIBLE, LATIN. Fol. 1 blank. Fol. 2a : Prologns. Column 1: Incipit

epla sācti Hieronymi ad Paulinū pbrz. de oib' diuine historie libris
Ca plz. I [F]Rater ambrosius tua mihimunusculapferens detulit
singol . . Fol. 5a: Genesis, column 1: Incipit liber genesis q dicitur
hebrai | ce bresith . . Fol. 340 blank. Fol. 341a: Mattheus Column 1:
Incipit epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasū papā i qttuor euange-
listas. . . . Fol. 424b, column 2: . . Biblia impressa Venetijs opera
atqz impensa Nicolai len | son Gallici. M.cccc.lxxvj. Fol. 425a,
column 1: Incipiunt interpretationes he | braicorū nominum secüdum
ordinem alphabeti. ! . . Fol. 469a, column 2: Expliciunt interpretatio
nes hebraicorü nominū. | Laus deo. The reverse blank. Fol. 470a :
Registrum biblie . . .

Small folio, Gothic letter, 470 leaves printed in double columns,
52 lines to the column; the initials painted, and the second, fourth, and
fifth leaves decorated with pretty illuminated borders (the historiated initials
accompanying these being a little rubbed); old French red morocco extra,
gilt edges (Derome le jeune)

Venice, Jenson, 1476 36 0 0 A perfect copy of Jenson's first Latin Bible, which in its usual condition (that is, when wanting the leaf of Register) is not very rare ; but which when it contains that

leaf (as in the present instance) is a rarity of the highest order.
139 BIBLE, Latin. Fol. 1 a blank cut away. Fol. 2a: Prologus | Incipit

epl’a sācti Hieronymi . . Fol. 5a: Genesis | Incipit liber genesis . .
Fol. 406b : . . Biblia ipressa Venetijs opera atqz impēsa Nicolai lenson
Gallici .M.cccc.lxxix. Fol. 407: Incipiunt interpretatiöes . . Fol.
452: Registrum biblie

Smail folio, printed in double columns, 51 lines to the column;
with some MS. notes ; old calf

Venice, Jenson, 1479 9 9 0 This is a finer and handsomer piece of typography than Jenson's first edition of 1476. Mr. Copinger has given a correct collation of the book.

William Herbert's name is written on the fly-leaf.
140 BIBLIA cũ còcordantijs veteris o noui testamētio sacrorūcā- | nonum. . This

intitulation printed in red in three lines over a large woodcut (coloured).
Colophon on the last page of Apocalypse : . . Impressa autem Lugduni :
per M. Iacobum Sacon. Expensis notabilis viri Antonij Koberger

| Millesimo quingentesimo decimosexto. Die v'o decimoseptimo
mensis Decembris

... This is followed by one blank leaf and 25 leaves of Interpretationes. Folio, printed in Gothic Letter, double columns, with 144 woodcuts (all coloured), impressed from blocks of the Mallermi Bible; slightly wormed; red morocco gilt

Lyons, 1516

6 6 0 141 BIBLIA. Fol. la: Biblia. Fol. 2a, heading: Prologus.

in. bibliam. Column 1: Incipit epistola sācti Hieronymi ..
Fol. 4b, column 1 : [I]N principio ! creauit
Fol. 432a col. 2: Explicit biblia Venetiis impressa per
Georgium de riuabenis Mantuanum al's Parentē . Anno
dni . Mcccclxxxvij | iij. Cal. Martij. Under this is the
Registrum. Foll. 433-466 contain the Interpretationes
Hebraicorum nominum.

Small 4to. PRINTED ON FINE VELLUM, with hundreds of
illuminated initials and two beautiful decorative borders ;
superbly bound by Clarke for Theodore Williams in olive


a very fine book

morocco lined with red morocco, richly gilt inside and out

Venice, 1487 128 00 A lovely example of Venetian vellum printing, done on the purest of vellum in small Gothic characters. Only two other copies on vellum are believed to be extant, one of them in the Bibliothèque Nationale; the other I know not where.

Mr. Copinger's bibliography needs to be corrected by the statement that the first leaf of the book is the title which he evidently did not believe in, and that it consists of no more than the single word “ Biblia.”

The book is printed in double columns, 52 lines to the column, and has signatures as follows: a-z, 7, C, , A-P, in eights ; Q in six;

R-Z, AA-DD in eights; EE in ten; aa-cc in eights; dd in ten.
142 BIBLIA SACRA . . roy. folio, with engraved title, and numerous large

and beautiful copperplate illustrations from the designs of Pieter Huys,
Crispin van den Broeck and others; bound in red morocco gilt (by Le
Gascon ?) for Sir Kenelm Digby, and bearing his arms and monogram ;

Antverpiæ, Ex officina Christophori Plantini MDLXXXIII (1583) 15 0 0

This is the text of the Louvain Doctors, and is extensively annotated by them.
It is one of the handsomest and finest Bibles ever printed, and was suitably bound, in
Le Gascon's house, about 1640, for the eminent Englishman whose signature it bears.
Colbert was afterwards the owner of the volume, and it came last from the Auchinleck

143 VETVS TESTAMENTVM secvndvm LXX Latine redditvm .. Romae

. . M.D.LXXXVIII. Apvd Georgivm Ferrarivm.
Folio, in old French binding gilt, large copy

Rome, 1588 3 50
FIRST EDITION—or rather first essay towards an edition-of the pre-Hieronymian
version of the Old Testament. It was the work of Flaminius Nobilius (executed by
order of Sixtus V and Cardinal Carafa), and was formed by gathering out of the early

Latin fathers all their citations of passages from the Scriptures.
144 COPINGER (W. A.). Incunabula Biblica; or the first half century of the

Latin Bible, being a bibliographical account of the various editions
between 1450 and 1500. Folio, with 54 full-page facsimile plates on the
scale of the originals; cloth


2 126 Only 250 copies were printed. 145 Norse or Icelandic. NORSE BIBLE, First Edition. Fol. 1, title, printed

in red and black within a woodcut border: Biblia | pad Er, oil |
Heilög Ritning, vtlögd | a Norrænu. Med Formalum Doct. Martini
Lutheri. | Prentad a Holum, Ap Jone Jons Syne | MDLXXXIIII.

Small folio, 622 leaves ; somewhat soiled and mended at beginning and
end, like nearly all copies of this very rare book, but comPLETE ; red

Holum, 1584 20 0 0 15* another copy, COMPLETE, in wonderfully fine and clean condition; in the original wooden boards covered with old calf

1584 30 0 0 146 the same, 3 vols. in 1, sm. folio, defective, hf. bd.

1584 Even imperfect copies of this rare volume are valuable. 147 BIBLIA pad er Öll Heilog Ritning, vtlögd a Norrænu. Med Formaalum

D. Marth. Luth. Prentud ad nya a Hoolam. M.DC.XLiiij

3 vols. in 1, folio, woodcuts and ornamental initials ; very fine and very large copy (probably LARGE PAPER) in the original stamped binding

Holum in Iceland, 1644 14 14 0
The size of the paper is now 151" x 9f inches, and must have been before it was
cut by the binder at least 16 X 101. The ordinary copies of the book are at least two
inches less in height and one inch less in breadth.

Inscriptions on the flyleaves show that this copy was presented in 1649 by the
editor, Bishop Thorlakr Skulleson, to Jacob Knudsson ; that in 1652 it was given by
Knudsson to Samuel Engelson, and that in 1656 it was presented by Engelson to Canut
Ulfeld, toparch of Swenstrup--probably a brother of the celebrated and unfortunate
Count Ulfeld.

When this copy was made up for the Bishop to present to Knudsson in 1649, the
three leaves of Luther's Formaale at the beginning, and the final leaf of Errata and
Colophon were not in it; they have since been added.

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