Lot 1: Biblia Sacra Hebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, & Latine. Edited by Benedicus Arias Montanus. Volumes 1-5 (of 8). 6 full-page engravings, including Volume I title. Together, 5 volumes. Folio, 415 x 274 mm, 17th-century sheep gilt, quite worn, joints

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Description: Biblia Sacra Hebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, & Latine. Edited by Benedicus Arias Montanus. Volumes 1-5 (of 8). 6 full-page engravings, including Volume I title. Together, 5 volumes. Folio, 415 x 274 mm, 17th-century sheep gilt, quite worn, joints cracked or starting. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1569-72 E10000-15000 "The Second Of The Great Polyglots: known as the Antwerp, or Plantin's Polyglot, otherwise the Royal Polyglot' Darlow & Moule 1422 The first 5 volumes contain the complete Polyglot Bible; the missing last 3 comprise the scholarly apparatus and a separate printing of the Hebrew Bible and Apocrypha and New Testament in Greek with interlinear Latin translation throughout. Generally quite clean internally, with only infrequent minor marginal dampstaining, and slight paper corrosion in lower outer corner of opening leaves in Volume 4
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