Lot 5 of 221:
Two leaves from Complutensian Polyglot Bible  

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Two leaves from the Complutensian Polyglot Bible of Alcala


Alcala de Henares

Arnald Guillen de Brocar



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

Two original printed leaves, from the books of Amos and Jeremiah, the first signed i.iiii, the second signed ll.ii. 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

Some even toning/darkening, as usual; one with stain to lower margin; very good.

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