BIBLE, Latin. Volume II (of III). With commentary by Nicolaus de Lyra (ca. 1270-ca. 1340). Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1482.
Chancery 2o (305 x 195 mm). Collation: A-I10 K8 1-810 9 108; 11-1610; 17-2610; 27-3010 318; 32-3310; 3412; 3510 36-3712 (A1r prologue, A2v text (Psalms), 37/12r colophon, 37/12v blank). 468 leaves. Text with commentary surround, double column, 73 lines of commentary and headline. Types: 7:130G (headlines), 9:80G (text) 6:65G (gloss). 3- and 5-line initial spaces. Opening initial illuminated in gold on a blue ground, painted lily infill, marginal flourish in red; blue and red Lombard initials and paragraph marks. (Mostly marginal worming, 37/12 remargined in the lower margin, not affecting text, some pale browning and marginal soiling). Modern green half morocco, marbled boards.
Provenance: contemporary marginalia (cropped) -- A.M. Taylor (ownership signature) -- George Ingram (bookplate) -- Edmund McClure (bookplate) -- Noel F. Barwell (bookplate)
Franz Renner from Heilbronn, whose press was active from 1478 to 1483, "eschewed the humanities almost entirely, but most of his work, both in roman and in gothic, is conspicuously good of its kind" (Scholderer, Fifty Essays, p. 87). H 3165*; BMC V, 197 (IB. 19883); BSB-Ink. B-447; CIBN B-429; GW 4287; IGI 1685; Pr 4180; Goff B-612.