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    1543 Scarce Novum Testamentum - New Testament Bible - Biblia Sacra
Size: 4.5" x 2.5" x 3/4" thick

Price: $975.00

Novum testamentum, haud poenitendis sacrorum Doctorum scholiis, Ioannis Benedicti Theologi Parisiensis, cura concinnatis, non in utiliter illustratum. PARISIIS Apud Simonem Colinaeum [Simon de Colines] & Galeotum a Prato. 1543 Cum privilegio
  Two parts/volumes in one. Part II - Divi Pauli Epistolae, non vulgaribus Doctorum scholijs illustratae
  Bound in later 17th Century leather with five raised bands to spine. There are worn gilt borders to the front and rear boards, and decoration and titles to the spine compartments. The leather is heavily rather surface worn and scuffed, and the corners and edges are bumped and a little chipped with loss. The bottom fore edge corner of the top board has a heavy bump. The hinges are rubbed and worn, although remain firm. The top and bottom of the spine are a little chipped, with small loss. The headband is broken and thus the contents appear to be straining a little to centre. Internally, there is a library bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield*, pasted to the inside front board. The bookplate has been pasted over hand written, and scored out annotations. As can be seen from the photos, the front free endpaper is also heavily annotated in two different hands. The front free endpaper is loosening a little at the bottom inner edge, the rear free endpaper is missing. The title page has some ink smudging, and a blind embossed library stamp to top. The contents have pale browning and foxing throughout, in varying degrees,a little heavier to a few leaves. A couple of sections have some ink underlining and markings etc, and there are a couple of scattered faded contemporary annotations to margins. There are a coupel of pale margin edge stains. A couple of small sections have a very slight bump to corners. Else the contents are in reasonable condition for age. Text in Latin. Vulgate. Complete.  Title page and 19 leaves of Index, 1-183, [1], Title page, 1-140, 8 leaves.
  An uncommon printing of the New Testament.
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