BIBLIA LATINA. With the Postilla of Nicolaus de Lyra, Additiones of Paulus de Sancta Maria, bishop of Burgo, the Replicationes of Matthias Döring, and commentary of Gulielmus Brito on the Prologues of Jerome. Edited by Paulus a Mercatello, and with additions by Franciscus Moneliensis. --NICOLAUS DE LYRA (ca.1270-1340). Contra perfidiam Judaeorum. Venice: [Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, for] Johannes de Colonia, Nicolaus Jenson et Socii, 31 July 1481.
4 volumes. Super-chancery 2° (316 x 219mm). Collation: I: a10 b12 c-h10 i-k8 l-p10 q12 r-v10 u10 x-z10 10 10 10 12 A-B10 C4 D-N10 O12 (a1r blank, a1v letter of Franciscus Moneliensis, a2r prologues by Nicolaus de Lyra, Jerome, Paulus Burgensis, c1r-10v Genesis-Deuteronomy, 1r-12r Joshua, 12v blank, A1r-C4r Judges-Ruth, C4v blank, D1r-O12v I Samuel-II Kings); II: P10(2+1,2) Q-S10 T6 U-Z10 aA-fF10.8 gG10 aa-oo10 pp-qq8 (P1r Chronicles, T6v blank, U1r Ezra-Job, aa1r Psalms, qq8 blank); III: rr-vv uu-zz10 10 10 8 AA-GG10 HH12 II-MM10 NN12 OO8 PP-XX10 YY-ZZ8 AAA-BBB8 CCC12 DDD-EEE10 FFF-HHH8 III10 Aa-Dd10 (rr1r Proverbs-Ecclesiastes, 8v blank, AA1r Isaiah, II1r Jerome, PP1r Baruch-Malachi, III10v blank, Aa1 Maccabees, DD9v-10 blank); IV: Ee-Pp10 Qq8 Rr-Uu10 Xx8 Yy6 Zz10 Aaa-Ccc10 Ddd12 Eee10 Fff8 1-410 512 6-1210 13-148 156 (Ee1 blank, Ee2r Matthew-Luke, Rr1r John, Zz1r Romans-Ephesians, 1/1r Philippians-Hebrews, 61r Acts-Apocalypse, 14/7-8 register, 14/8v blank, 15/6 Nicolaus de Lyra's Contra perfidiam Judaeorum). 1570 ( of 1571, without blank qq8) leaves. 66 lines of commentary, double column with commentary surround. Type: 4:93G (text), 6:74G (commentary), 5:150G (headlines), publisher's device B (Kristeller 238) printed in red, spaces for illustrations. Some major initials in blue with red decoration, other 2-10-line initials in red, sometimes alternating with blue or green, red paragraph marks and capital strokes. (Some light foxing, a1 and 10 detached but present, tear into text on l12 and a1 without loss, repaired, very small tear into text without loss on Z1, small wormhole affecting 2 letters in O12, Ee5.6 rehinged.) Contemporary pigskin dyed red over wooden boards (covering worn away), 5 brass corner and central pieces to each cover, spines covered with paper, (some covers detached), red pigskin index tabs. Provenance: Brixen, Poor Clares, Convent of Saint Elizabeth, by gift of Johann Obersdorffer, inscriptions ca.1490s, and contemporary marginal annotations; Brixen, Reformed Franciscans, 18th-century inscription in vol. IV.
FIRST EDITION of the Bible to include the Postilla of Nicolaus de Lyra, and his tract against the Jews. It also includes the explanation of the reference symbols in the text to the accompanying commentary, which Renner took over for his edition in 1482 and which appeared also in the Locatellus edition of 1489. Leaves aa1 and 14/6 in the first state as described by GW. This is a TALL COPY OF AN IMPORTANT EDITION, which is rarely found complete on the market. HC *3164; GW 4286; Goff B-611; BMC V, 301 (IB. 21542); Pellechet 2343; IDL 835; IGI 1683 (4)