Very Large Post-Incunabular Latin Bible with
Commentary by Saint Jerome in Original Tooled Leather Binding
The book offered for sale contains volumes VII, VIII and IX of the
works of Saint Jerome. It is a collection of Homilies and Commentary
By Jerome on the Bible.
Author: Saint Jerome (Latin: Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus) edited
by Erasmus in Basel!
Title: Septimo Tomo Haec Insvnt, In Parabolas Solomonis Commentarii.
In Ecclesiasten Divi Hieronymi Stridonensis Commentarii Homiliae in
Cantica Origenis Nomine. Denique in Iob Comentarii / Octavuus Tomus
Comentarios in Psalterium Habet. Accessit His Psalterium Triplici
Lingua, Hebraica, Graeca, et Latina / Tomus Nonus Operum Divi
Hieronymi Eusebii Stridonensis Complectens Commentarios in Matthaeum
et Marcum, et in Divi Pauli Espistolas, Vi Delicet ad Galatas
Ephesios, Titut, Philemonem, Necnon Commentarios in Omnes Pauli
Epistolas Sed Incerto Authore. Postremo Didymide Spiritusancto
Librum a Hieronymo Versum.
Pagination: 425 leaves (950 pages). All leaves are present and
bound;118 leaves (Part VII: books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and
Job), 104 leaves (part VIII: book of Pslams), 203 leaves (part IX:
New Testament, the gospels and a selection on Paul's writings). The
text appears in double columns.
Binding: Embossed leather binding over thick and heavy boards. The
binding has a few stains and cracks, wormholes and some loss. Hinges
are intact and the binding is firm. The spine contains a very nice
handwritten label at the crown, with large raised bands. The metal
catches for the clasps remain but the clasps are missing. There is a
small metal loop in the center of the rear board lower edge,
suggesting the book was probably chained at one time to prevent
Condition details: A small library plate appears in the upper left
corner of the front pastedown. Extensive contemporary annotations
can be seen on the front pastedown. A strip of paper, with library
stamp and place and date of publication of this book written in, has
been pasted over the upper portion of the lower half of the title
page, just under title, covering the name of the publisher and date
of publication (which appear in the colophon at the end of the ninth
volume). An annotation in ink, with date of 1540, appears underneath
this strip. A small square has been excised from the bottom edge of
the title page, and the number 26 is written at the top edge of the
same. Repair can be seen at top edge of the title page. A library
stamp is also visible on the first page of the text. Annotation in
pencil appears on the final page. No other institutional markings or
attachments are apparent. The pages exhibit light foxing. Very small
wormholes can be seen on the pastedowns and first and final pages of
the volume, including quite extensively on the first title page.