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Biblia : insignium historiarum simulachris, cùm uenustati, tu[m] ueritati accommodis illustrata : cætera sequens pagina docebit.
[Paris] : Excudebat Fran. Gryphius, an. 1542.
, 553,  leaves : ill. (woodcuts) ; 19 cm. (8vo)
Gryphius, François, active 1532-1552
Holbein, Hans, 1497?-1543
Beham, Sebald, 1500-1550
The first Paris Bible to contain illustrations in the Renaissance style.
Place of publication taken from Mortimer, R. French 16th cent., 69.
Reprint or reissue of the 1541 ed. Cf. Mortimer, R. French 16th cent., 69.
"The first three Old Testament cuts are based on Holbein blocks common to the Dance of Death and Icones sets; the remainder of the Old Testament illustration derives chiefly from a series by Hans Sebald Beham. Apocalypse blocks in the New Testament are based on Holbein while the others, completed in 1539, are relatively independant of earlier sets ..."--Cf. Mortimer.
Seventeenth century calf binding, with blind tooled covers and spine.
Mortimer, R. French 16th cent., 69
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