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Lot 4

Bible, Latin..- , Biblia Latina cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guilelmi Britonis, a rare assemblage of the 4 vol., Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1486-1497-1487.

 

Hammer Price: £10,000

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Bible, Latin.- Biblia Latina cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guilelmi Britonis, 4 vol., mixed edition, double column, collation: I: 1a10 b12 c-h10 I k8 l-o10 p6 q8 r-z [et] aa-dd10 ee12 ff gg10 hh4 ii-oo10 pp qq6 rr-vv10 xx12 yy zz [et et]10 [con con]6; II: Da-Dz Ea-Es8 Et10 III: AA-GG10 HH12 II-MM10 NN12 OO8 PP-TT10 UU XX6 YY ZZ AAA-FFF10 GGG HHH8 III-MMM10 NNN8 IV: 2a-l10 m8 n-q10 r8 s6 t-y10 z12 aa10 bb8 cc-ff10 gg12 hh-oo10 pp8 qq rr6, I: 467 ff. (of 468, lacking initial blank), II: 338 ff. III: 348 ff. IV: 383 ff. (of 384, lacking initial blank), variable lines, Gothic type, woodcuts within text, a few full-page, initials in red or blue, a few larger initials in red and blue, a couple of initials in colours on a gilt ground, some water- or damp-staining, parts I, III and IV closely trimmed at head, affecting the odd headline,part iv lower corners of sigs a-d nibbled, loss of a few letters to first couple of ff., uniformly bound in 16th century blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, covers with central Jesuit device, metal clasps, folio (297 x 200mm. & 311 x 218mm. (1497 vol.)), Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1486-1497-1487.

⁂ A rare assemblage of the four volumes of this monumental and handsomely printed work in contemporary bindings. Koberger had established the first press at Nuremberg in 1470 and as well as being celebrated for the printing of his illustrated bibles, is best remembered for his Nuremberg Chronicle of 1492.

Literature: BMC II, 431 & 443; Goff B-614 & B619; HC 3167 & 3171; Bod-inc B320 & B324.

Full Lot Details

Bible, Latin.- Biblia Latina cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guilelmi Britonis, 4 vol., mixed edition, double column, collation: I: 1a10 b12 c-h10 I k8 l-o10 p6 q8 r-z [et] aa-dd10 ee12 ff gg10 hh4 ii-oo10 pp qq6 rr-vv10 xx12 yy zz [et et]10 [con con]6; II: Da-Dz Ea-Es8 Et10 III: AA-GG10 HH12 II-MM10 NN12 OO8 PP-TT10 UU XX6 YY ZZ AAA-FFF10 GGG HHH8 III-MMM10 NNN8 IV: 2a-l10 m8 n-q10 r8 s6 t-y10 z12 aa10 bb8 cc-ff10 gg12 hh-oo10 pp8 qq rr6, I: 467 ff. (of 468, lacking initial blank), II: 338 ff. III: 348 ff. IV: 383 ff. (of 384, lacking initial blank), variable lines, Gothic type, woodcuts within text, a few full-page, initials in red or blue, a few larger initials in red and blue, a couple of initials in colours on a gilt ground, some water- or damp-staining, parts I, III and IV closely trimmed at head, affecting the odd headline,part iv lower corners of sigs a-d nibbled, loss of a few letters to first couple of ff., uniformly bound in 16th century blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, covers with central Jesuit device, metal clasps, folio (297 x 200mm. & 311 x 218mm. (1497 vol.)), Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1486-1497-1487.

⁂ A rare assemblage of the four volumes of this monumental and handsomely printed work in contemporary bindings. Koberger had established the first press at Nuremberg in 1470 and as well as being celebrated for the printing of his illustrated bibles, is best remembered for his Nuremberg Chronicle of 1492.

Literature: BMC II, 431 & 443; Goff B-614 & B619; HC 3167 & 3171; Bod-inc B320 & B324.