Nicolaus Jenson - Biblia Latina - 1479

Description
Nicolaus Jenson - Biblia Latina - 1479
Bibles - Quantity: 1 - Book

Fragment of an early incunabulum, Biblia Latina, Jenson, Venice, 1479.

Printed in double columns in Jenson's Gothic type, with hand-painted initials and rubrications in red, blue, purple and yellow, with very fine pen work. This is the second edition of the Bible in Latin by Jenson (first edition 1476).

Folio, remnants of contemporary, blind-stamped calfskin binding over wooden boards. 146 pages (73 folios).

The rubrication / illumination was in many cases done by an illuminator appointed by Jenson (cf. L. Armstrong, ‘Studies of Renaissance Miniaturists in Venice’). The illumination in this incunabulum therefore strictly corresponds to various other prints by Jenson from the same period, for example the 1478 Breviarium Romanum in Chantilly, Musée Condé.

Loose-leaf, some quires, some leaves well-thumbed. Pagination in old manuscript, contemporary instruction to binder in top margin of first leaf of the register.

ISTC ib00563000, Goff B563, BMC V 180, GW 4238

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Bibles
Author/ Illustrator
Nicolaus Jenson
Book Title
Biblia Latina
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1479
Edition
Reprint
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
146
Dimensions
335×225 mm
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