18 December 2003
BIBLE, New Testament, Greek. Novum testamentum. Edited by Robert Estienne. Paris: Robert Estienne, 12 October 1549.
2 volumes, 16o (123 x 74 mm). Greek type. Ruled in red throughout. Printer's device B3 on both titles, device 7 on zz6v. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials. (zz5 torn and repaired.) 18th-century red morocco gilt (darkening to spines, wear to spine ends of first volume). Provenance: J.L. Carbon (bookplate, dated 1742); Mary Parker Converse (signature on preliminary blank); Episcopal Divinity School (bookplate).
Second Estienne edition of the Greek New Testament, known as the second "O mirificam" edition, after the opening words of Robert's preface to Frangois I praising him for commissioning the second Greek font. Darlow & Moule 4620; Renouard Estiennes 73,1; Schreiber Estiennes 102. (2)
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