London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
BIBLE, Latin. Biblia ad vetustissima exemplaria nunc recens castigata. Frankfurt am Main: Georg Corvinus, Sigismund Feyrabent and the heirs of Wigand Gallus, 1566. 2° (337 x 222mm). Printer's device on title and verso of final leaf of text, 128 woodcut illustrations, including 3 full-page (lacks final leaf SSs10 (?blank), corners of title with laminated repairs, creased and with repaired tear across title, also affecting following leaf (a2), last few leaves with mainly marginal waterstaining, light spotting, stronger on some pages, some leaves creased, lightly browned throughout). ?Late 17th-century calf over wooden boards (worn, front cover detached, spine broken). Adams B1073.
With five other bibles, one containing numerous woodcuts. (6)
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Please note there are 6 books in this lot and not 5 as stated in the catalogue.
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