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Biblia integra
8vo (155 x 105 mm), [494 (of 508)] ff. Gothic letter, double column, 54 lines and head-line, full-page woodcut of St. Jerome as Bible interpretor on first leaf (Meister des Verardus, after Dürer). Lacking first two quires: title page, tabula alphabethica, Summarium (AA8 & BB4). Lacking f. A1, E1 and E8 (final blank) at the end (in Interpretationes Nominum hebraicorum). Bible text itself is complete. Capital spaces, with guide letters. The head-lines give the names of the books. Some old annotations. Later calf binding, rubbed, first hinge weak, edges gilt and gauffered, new end lvs
Ref. Hain 3118, Polain 666, BMC III, 791, GW 4275, Goff B598, Machiels B-401. Commonly known as the 'Poor Man's Bible', as its size made it more accessible to lay readers and travelling clerics. Based on the 1491 issue (which was Johann Froben first registered book), but without the additional table, that was new in the 1495 edition. Froben became the chief Basel printer. Provenance: Ex libris Georges Vandevelde Gand
Johann Froben
1495, 27 October
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