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Auction: Important Books and Manuscripts
was auctioned on: 4 April 2009
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BIBLE, in Latin. - Biblia Latina.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$5,878 - US$8,817
Price realised:  £5,000
ca. US$7,348
Lot number 85, Views: 26

Biblia Latina.
Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1483. Median 4to, mostly in 8's and 12's, two gatherings in 6 and 10. (215 x 155 mm). 476 signed leaves, 50 lines and headline, double column, Gothic type, floriated initial to incipit , rubricated initials and highlights supplied in red and blue, some underlining. Old vellum boards rebacked in vellum in the 18th century, spine lettered and numbered. Condition: dampstaining to margins, and some worming to gutter, light browning and soiling, final leaf with lower right corner torn away and laid down on paper; vellum soiled and repaired. Provenance: German library stamp dated 1851 and inscription to incipit ; contemporary annotations in various hands. One of the earliest small format printed bibles, and thus more easily portable. Goff B-578; GW 4253; BMC V 198; HC 3089*.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Important Books and Manuscripts
Date of the auction: 4 Apr 2009
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
SW1Y 5LU London
United Kingdom
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