Biblia : insignium historiarum simulachris, cùm uenustati, tu[m] ueritati accommodis illustrata : cætera sequens pagina docebit.

Format
Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[Paris] : Excudebat Fran. Gryphius, an. 1542.
Description
[8], 553, [22] leaves : ill. (woodcuts) ; 19 cm. (8vo)

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Notes
  • 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.
References
Mortimer, R. French 16th cent., 69
OCLC
37242918
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