Lot 14 of 196:
2 leaves from Complutensian Polyglot Bible  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$1,080
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Two leaves from the Complutensian Polyglot Bible of Alcala
Author:
Place:
Alcala de Henares
Publisher:
Arnald Guillen de Brocar
Date:
1514-1517
Description:

Printed in Hebrew, Latin & Greek, in 3 parallel columns. (folio) 36.5x26 cm. (14¼x10¼").

Two original printed leaves, signed m.iii and t.iiii,  from the  first printed polyglot of the entire Bible, initiated and financed by Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436–1517) and published by Complutense University. Of the 600 printed six-volume sets, only 123 are known to have survived.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some darkening, stain in lower margins; very good.
 
Item number:
256291
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