BIBLE, French. La Saincte Bible, en Francoys, translatee selon la pure et entiere traduction de sainct Hierome, conferee et entierement revisitee selon les plus anciens et plus correctz exemplaires. Antwerp: Martin Lempereur, 1530.
Two parts in one volume, 2° (314 x 202mm). Title printed in red and black within woodcut border, calendar partly in red, headings of Canticles in red, title of New Testament within woodcut border, numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, blank k6 at end of Psalms. (Lacks final blank at end of New Testament, a few leaves with slight stains.) Brown morocco, covers with fillets in gilt and blind with gilt centre- and cornerpieces, spine gilt in compartments, by F. Bedford, parchment liners and doublures. Provenance: Library of Cambrai (stamp on title and final leaf, duplicate); Huth copy (morocco book label).
A FINE COPY of the first edition of the complete French Bible translated by Jacques Le Fèvre d'Etaples, known as the Antwerp Bible. Darlow & Moule 3708; Adams B1126.