Lot 16 of 196:
Plantin Bible 1583  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$720
Estimate:
$1,200 - $1,800

Title:
Biblia Sacra: Quid in hac editione a theologis lovaniensibus praestitum sit, eorum præfatio indicat
Author:
Place:
Antwerp
Publisher:
Ex officina Christophori Plantini
Date:
1583
Description:

Volumes I & III (volume numbers on spines). Comprises the Old Testament from Genesis through Chap X of Job, and the New Testament beginning with Secundum Matthaeum. The first volume with elaborate engraved title-page, 2 double-page engravings, 7 full-page engravings; and 10 quarter-page engravings; the final volume with 59 quarter-page engravings. 42½x27½ cm (16¾x10¾"), later half red calf and marbled boards, spines tooled in gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers.

A partial set of the splendid Plantin Press Latin Bible, printed in large roman type in two columns, especially notable for the fine metalcuts, including the elaborate title-page. The illustrates are engraved by Abraham de Bruyn and others after drawings by Crispin van den Broeck and Pieter van der Borcht .

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Rubbing to covers, top compartment of Vol. I spine lacking; damp-staining in top margin in a few instances intruding into top of text; overall very good, sold as is.
 
Item number:
256306
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