Il Nuouo Testamento di Christo Giesu Signore &
Saluatore nostro. Di greco tradotto in lingua toscana per Antonio Brucioli. M.D.XXXXI.
(In Venetia : per Bernardino Bindoni milanese, 1541)
Selling here is an extremely rare and early Bible in the Tuscan
language: 'Il Nuovo Testamento di Christo Giesu Signore & Salvatore
nostro...', translated from Greek into Tuscan for Antonio Brucioli
and printed in Venice, 1541. Modern day Italian has 'evolved' from
Tuscan. This being part one of two, the second part (Epistole di San Paulo
apostolo, dal greco tradotte...), not present.
16mo, bound in extremely unusual and near period blind tooled calf,
the boards with device depicting what appear to be birds around an
unidentified central monogram, all edges gilt. The contents of this part are complete, foliated, meeting collation:
, 210 [i.e. 320] leaves, with historiated initials, the text
printed within single ruled border. Condition: The binding is holding firmly and is in very good
condition, with just some light wear to surface / extremities from
handling, short perforation at head of upper hinge, corners a little
bumped and scuffed. Contents are holding firmly and in very good
condition, with just occasional minor spots or handling marks, some
light toning and dust marking at points. Title with early ink
inscription at base. Plain endpapers, upper flyleaf removed and the
pastedown with a few old ink markings and paper adhesion at head.
A beautiful example of an extremely rare and early New Testament in