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Auction Description for Sotheby's: The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie

The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie (195 Lots)

by Sotheby's


195 lots with images

December 5, 2016

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New York, NY, USA

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FRAGMENT ON PAPYRUS OF A TEXT CITING THE GOSPEL OF ST MATTHEW, IN COPTIC. [EGYPT, CA. 550-650 AD]

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Description: Fragment on papyrus (ca. 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.; 170 x 115 mm). 17 lines each side

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'SOUVENIR' FACSIMILE OF THE RYLANDS FRAGMENT OF THE GOSPEL OF ST JOHN, IN GREEK [UNKNOWN, 19TH OR 20TH CENTURY]

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Description: Fragment on papyrus (ca. 3 7/8 x 3 in.; 100 x 75 mm) 7 lines

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LEAF FROM THE GOSPEL OF MARK, IN COPTIC. [UPPER EGYPT, C.800-1100 AD]

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Description: Single leaf on vellum (ca. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.; 260 x 210 mm). 2 columns, 30 lines, with irregular margins, stains and holes

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QUADRUPLEX PSALTER, FRAGMENTS OF TWO LEAVES IN LATIN AND TRANSLITERATED GREEK. [SOUTHERN(?) GERMANY, 12TH CENTURY]

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Description: Two fragments on vellum (each ca. 12 1/2 x 5 4/5 in.; 317 x 148 mm), containing Psalms 31:11–33:1 and Psalms 38:3–39:7 respectively, each page originally written in 4 columns of 40 lines, red rubrics at the start of Psalms 32, 33 and 39, red initials, both fragments trimmed but each page preserving two complete columns and a small portion of a third column, worn from use in a binding, in a modern green folding-case with gilt title

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GLOSSED GOSPEL OF ST MATTHEW, IN LATIN. [NORTHERN FRANCE (PARIS?), C.1130–50]

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Description: Vellum (ca. 9 7/8 x 6 7/10 in.; 250 x 170 mm), 25 leaves, lacking several leaves and quires, lacunae in text marked by blanks, collation: i8-2 (wanting i and viii), ii-iii8, iv8-5, paginated including blanks, 15 lines (ca. 170 x 70 mm), the Gloss written in columns to either side of the text and between the lines, worn, leaves at each end very rubbed and stained and defective, margins crudely repaired, many leaves battered and corners damp stained, generally in reasonable state with wide margins, bound in late 19th-century calf signed by David Chivers, Bath, corners slightly scuffed

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GLOSSED SAPIENTIAL BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, IN LATIN [FRANCE (PARIS), C.1260]

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Description: Vellum (ca. 13 1/5 x 9 1/4 in.; 335 x 235 mm), iii+i+180+iii leaves, COMPLETE, 16 quires of 12 leaves except i8, vi10, xiv8 and xvi10, 3 columns, 24-26 lines with marginal and interlinear glosses, 6 LARGE PUZZLE INITIALS at beginnings of books and prefaces (ff.1r, 49r, 64v, 91v, 92r(x2)), small flourished initials and paraph marks, a few leaves stained, several leaves towards end with irregular margins, split in lower margin of f.135 repaired with tape, generally in very good condition with wide margins, bound after 1896 in dark blue morocco signed by W.J. Mansell

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BIBLE FRAGMENT, IN LATIN. [ENGLAND (OXFORD?), 13TH CENTURY, MIDDLE OR SECOND HALF]

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Description: Vellum (ca. 10 x 7 1/2 in.; 255 x 190 mm), i+41+i leaves, 2 columns, 40 lines (170 x 60-10-60 mm), collation: i–ii16, iii9, decorated with 8 large puzzle initials with very fine flourishing at the start of prologues and books, the first with two human profile heads in the lower margin, small flourished initials, with some water-staining and some rodent damage, modern marbled binding, red leather spine with gilt title

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BIBLE WITH PROLOGUES AND INTERPRETATIONS OF HEBREW NAMES, IN LATIN. [ITALY (PROBABLY BOLOGNA)], DATED 1273

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Description: Vellum (ca. 14 1/2 x 9 7/8 in.; 370 x 250 mm), i+i+512+i leaves, quire signatures ‘a’ to ‘r’ (ff.1-201), too tightly bound to allow confident collation, 2 columns, 46 lines (ca. 233 x 70-15-70 mm), 72 HISTORIATED INITIALS with foliate extensions at beginning of biblical books, the first with an angel in the lower border, 73 DECORATED FOLIATE INITIALS at beginning of prologues and explicits, flourished initials for chapters, occasionally with tiny instructions in brown ink in upper and outer margins, lacking leaves with historiated initials at the beginning of Genesis, 2 Chronicles, Ezra I, Job, Psalms, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Matthew, and a few text leaves at the end (the Interpretations of Hebrew names ending in the ‘O’s), first leaf rubbed, a few quires at beginning with vertical creases, text occasionally rubbed and margins stained but historiated and decorated initials generally in very fine condition, a few text leaves in quire "g" affected by water damage, chapter numbers and running headers adapted where gaps occur, 15th-century Italian brown leather covers with original brass bosses over wooden boards, rebacked, new clasps, boxed.

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WYCLIFFITE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE LATER VERSION, IN MIDDLE ENGLISH [ENGLAND, 1ST HALF OF THE 15TH CENTURY]

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Description: Vellum (ca. 8 x 5 7/10 in.; 205 x 145 mm), i+154+I leaves, wanting first leaf of Table, ending imperfectly in Hebrews 13:13, bound in 19 quires of eight except i12-1 (wanting i) and iii8-1 (one leaf cancelled by the scribe, without loss of text), catchwords, 2 columns, 35-36 lines (155x50-5-50mm), PUZZLE INITIALS EXTENDING INTO PARTIAL BORDERS AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH BOOK, FLOURISHED AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH PROLOGUE, some marginal corrections in a contemporary hand, a few later inscriptions (e.g. ff.20r, 42r, 96v, 126r), vellum a little dirty, extending flourishing slightly cropped at extremities, last leaves with minor water damage in upper margin not affecting the text, last leaf rubbed and darkened, bound in modern white pigskin.

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Description: (ca. 170x130 mm) on vellum, 270 leaves, highly incomplete, lacking 100 leaves at beginning, including nearly all of Matthew, and the beginnings of Luke and John (offset of headpiece present before John), as well as the original kephalia, collation: i1, ii-vii8, viii-x10, xi-xx8, xxi-xxiii6, xxiv-xxviii8, xxix8-1 (wanting vi), xxx-xxxiv8, xxxv5, 17 lines (c.105x73mm), ONE BALDACHIN HEADPIECE before the Gospel of Mark and a LARGE FOLIATE INITIAL ‘A’, paginated in Greek, marginalia includes kaphalia, titloi, Ammonian section and Eusebian canon numbers, lection guides in a later 15th-century Cretan(?) hand, keyed to rough lection tables in that same hand which occupy the final 21 leaves of the manuscript, inserted kephalia lists in an 11th-century hand precede Mark and Luke, the first leaf including Matthew 27:59 loose, the final 21 leaves of different, severely worm-eaten vellum; stitched but disbound, loose in straight-grained brown morocco gilt box (GAG 669; Gregory-Aland 669).

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FOUR GOSPELS WITH COMMENTARY, IN GREEK. [CONSTANTINOPLE, 11TH CENTURY]

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Description: Vellum (ca. 11 5/8 x 8 1/2 in.; 295 x 215 mm), i+273+i leaves, highly incomplete, modern foliation, f.156 bound after f.62, and f.243 after f.262, the remaining half of a leaf after f.202 not foliated, 13-20 lines (ca. 155 x 95 mm), three-sided marginal commentary, including Victor of Antioch, for Mark, on three sides in the same hand, marginalia include kephalia, titloi, Ammonian section numbers, enlarged initials and later lection notes, Eusebius letter follows Matthew, kephalia and hypotheses precede Mark and Luke, vellum cockled and stained, edges darkened, lower margins of a few leaves cut out, some rodent damage to lower corner at end, bound in modern dark brown morocco, boxed (GA 2346; Gregory-Aland 2346).

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GOSPEL OF LUKE AND JOHN, IN GREEK. [CONSTANTINOPLE, PROBABLY 2ND HALF OF 13TH CENTURY]

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Description: Vellum (ca. 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.; 120 x 95 mm), 151 leaves, lacking Matthew, Mark, the beginning of Luke and some more pages, FULL-PAGE MINIATURE OF ST JOHN (f.72v), 2 columns, 19 lines (c. 90x70 mm), vellum cockled and stained, miniature rubbed, script occasionally rubbed, heavily damaged 18th-century cardboard covers, upper cover still with vestiges of red cloth, back cover inside with the part of a print of the Greek Orthodox liturgy, spine lost, boxed (GA 2813; Gregory-Aland 2813).Typescript of Kurt Aland, dated 22 September 1988 enclosed.

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BIBLIA HEBRAICA. VENICE: BOMBERG, 1521

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Description: 4to (8 3/8 x 6 in.; 213 x 152 mm). Four title-pages (Pentateuch, Former Prophets, Latter Prophets, Writings), initial word panels comprised of letters printed in hollow over woodcut strapwork or intertwined foliage blocks, others within elaborate woodcut cartouches, all hand-colored in red and green, with letters over painted in black, gold, red, or green inks, marginalia in Latin; short tears to fore-edges of 30/3–30/4, closed marginal tear (44/2), old marginal repair to 54/7, occasional light paper discoloration, some faint dampstaining in lower gutters and top margins, traces of tabs on a few leaves.  Eighteenth-century stiff vellum paneled gilt, spine in six compartments gilt with raised bands, tan morocco lettering piece, edges sprinkled red; age-darkened, joints splitting, pastedowns abraded.

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[GREEK TITLE: PSALTÊRION]. VENICE: ALDUS MANUTIUS [CA. 1496-1498; NOT AFTER 1 OCTOBER 1498]. GOFF P-1033

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Description: Chancery quarto (210 × 138 mm). Collation: 1-8υ8 9υ6 (title, editor’s address, Psalms 1-76, verses in praise of David); 10-19υ8 (Psalms 77-151, Nine Odes, verses in praise of David, quire register, colophon; 19/8v blank): 150 leaves, the quires signed with the Greek alphabet. Greek types (Proctor types 1:146 Gk and 7:114 Gk), printed in black and red (Psalm tituli, versals), woodcut borderpieces including a depiction of King David charming the wild creatures, headpieces, and initials. The Greek title written over in gold ink, a few wormholes in first leaf, the outer border of fo. 3 shaved, last leaf stained. Early nineteenth-century English dark blue straight-grain morocco gilt, marbled endleaves, edges gilt.

Condition Report: Chancery quarto (210 × 138 mm). Collation: 1-88 96 (title, editor's address, Psalms 1-76, verses in praise of David); 10-198 (Psalms 77-151, Nine Odes, verses in praise of David, quire register, colophon; 19/8v blank): 150 leaves, the quires signed with the Greek alphabet. Greek types (Proctor types 1:146 Gk and 7:114 Gk), printed in black and red (Psalm tituli, versals), woodcut borderpieces including a depiction of King David charming the wild creatures, headpieces, and initials. The Greek title written over in gold ink, a few wormholes in first leaf, the outer border of fo. 3 shaved, last leaf stained. Early nineteenth-century English dark blue straight-grain morocco gilt, marbled endleaves, edges gilt.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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NEW TESTAMENT IN GREEK & LATIN, ED. ERASMUS. BASEL: JOHANN FROBEN, FEBRUARY 1516

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Description: Median Folio (308 × 212 mm). Collation: aaaυ6 bbbυ8 (title-page with device, dedications, tractates of Erasmus: Paraclesis, Methodus, Apologia); A-Z AA-DDυ6 (Gospels, Acts); a-hυ6 iυ8 k-nυ6 (Pauline Epistles), o-tυ6 (Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse; t6 blank); [1], u-z aa-mmυ6 nnυ8 oo-zz Aa-Eeυ6 Ffυ8 (Annotationes, Jo. Oecolampadius to the reader, errata; Ff8r: quire register, colophon, device, verso blank): 495 leaves. A1v-DD6v paginated 2-324, a1v-Ff6r paginated 2-“625” [for 675], with errors. Greek, Roman and (in Annotationes) Hebrew types, woodcut headpieces, borderpieces (Urs Graf), and initials; the headpiece and initials on a1r, Pauline epistles, printed in red. Title-page soiled and reinforced at inner margin of verso. Contemporary Netherlandish calf over wooden boards, two fore-edge clasps, edges plain; rebacked, the upper cover very worn with losses. 

Condition Report: Median Folio (308 × 212 mm). Collation: aaa6 bbb8 (title-page with device, dedications, tractates of Erasmus: Paraclesis, Methodus, Apologia); A-Z AA-DD6 (Gospels, Acts); a-h6 i8 k-n6 (Pauline Epistles), o-t6 (Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse; t6 blank); [1], u-z aa-mm6 nn8 oo-zz Aa-Ee6 Ff8 (Annotationes, Jo. Oecolampadius to the reader, errata; Ff8r: quire register, colophon, device, verso blank): 495 leaves. A1v-DD6v paginated 2-324, a1v-Ff6r paginated 2-"625" [for 675], with errors. Greek, Roman and (in Annotationes) Hebrew types, woodcut headpieces, borderpieces (Urs Graf), and initials; the headpiece and initials on a1r, Pauline epistles, printed in red. Title-page soiled and reinforced at inner margin of verso. Contemporary Netherlandish calf over wooden boards, two fore-edge clasps, edges plain; rebacked, the upper cover very worn with losses.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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[GREEK TITLE] SACRAE SCRIPTURAE VETERIS, NOVAE'QUE OMNIA. VENICE: HEIRS OF ALDUS, FEBRUARY 1518

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Description: Super-Chancery Folio (315 × 208 mm). Collation: [*υ4 (title, dedication to Card. Giles of Viterbo, contents)]; a-z &υ8 aaυ4 (Genesis-Job, aaυ4 blank); bb-ccυ8 ddυ10 (Psalms, dd10 blank); ee-qqυ8 rrυ10 ss-ttυ8 uuυ6 (contents, dedication to Daniele Renier, capitano of Verona, Proverbs-Maccabees); xx-zz && aaa-bbbυ8 cccυ4 ddd-gggυ8 hhhυ10: (contents, dedication to Erasmus, New Testament; hhh8r quire register, colophon; hhh9 blank; hhh10v Aldine device): 448 leaves, including blanks aa4, dd10, hhh9, quires signed with parallel Roman and Greek characters, a1r-hhh7r foliated 1-451, with errors. Red and black printing, Greek and Italic types, woodcut initials and headpieces, chapter initial spaces with guide letters (unrubricated). Stains on title-page and following leaves. Nineteenth-century russia, gilt spine, blind-stamped supralibros, marbled edges. 

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NEW TESTAMENT IN GREEK & LATIN, ED. ERASMUS. BASEL: JOHANN FROBEN, MARCH 1519

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Description: Median folio (309 × 208 mm), Collation: Aa-Kkυ6 (title-page, dedications, tractates of Erasmus, canon tables, “Soloecismi”, canon tables, etc); a-z A-Zυ6&υ8 (New Testament; Froben to the reader, errata, quire register, colophon, device): 344 leaves, Aa2v-Kk6v paginated 4-120; a2r-&7v paginated 2-566. Rubricated red and blue (paragraph marks). Greek and Roman types, woodcut headpieces, borderpieces and initials, two full-page allegorical title borders, woodcut columns for the canon tables. Lower margin of title-page extended, scattered browning and stains, marginal worming in last ten leaves. Diced russia gilt, gilt turn-ins, dark brown paper endleaves, edges gilt, by Roger Payne, in brown buckram chemise and slipcase; spine laid down. 

Condition Report: Median folio (309 × 208 mm), Collation: Aa-Kk6 (title-page, dedications, tractates of Erasmus, canon tables, "Soloecismi", canon tables, etc); a-z A-Z6&8 (New Testament; Froben to the reader, errata, quire register, colophon, device): 344 leaves, Aa2v-Kk6v paginated 4-120; a2r-&7v paginated 2-566. Rubricated red and blue (paragraph marks). Greek and Roman types, woodcut headpieces, borderpieces and initials, two full-page allegorical title borders, woodcut columns for the canon tables. Lower margin of title-page extended, scattered browning and stains, marginal worming in last ten leaves. Diced russia gilt, gilt turn-ins, dark brown paper endleaves, edges gilt, by Roger Payne, in brown buckram chemise and slipcase; spine laid down.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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NOUUM TESTAMENTUM GRAECE. HAGENAU: THOMAS ANSHELM, MARCH 1521

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Description: Quarto (192 × 137 mm), red and black printing, woodcut headpieces, borderpieces, and historiated initials. Collation: πυ4; a-z A-Z aa-zzυ4. 280 leaves. a2r-zz3r foliated 2-279. π2r-3r, Nicolaus Gerbelius Christianis omnibus; zz3r-4r errata, zz4r colophon: Hagenoae, in aedibus Thomae Anshelmi Badensis. Mense Martio. Anno salutis nostrae M. D. XXI. Extensive early marginalia. Sixteenth-century German deerskin, blind-tooled, edges green-stained; spine bands rubbed and other wear. 

Condition Report: Quarto (192 × 137 mm), red and black printing, woodcut headpieces, borderpieces, and historiated initials. Collation: π4; a-z A-Z aa-zz4. 280 leaves. a2r-zz3r foliated 2-279. π2r-3r, Nicolaus Gerbelius Christianis omnibus; zz3r-4r errata, zz4r colophon: Hagenoae, in aedibus Thomae Anshelmi Badensis. Mense Martio. Anno salutis nostrae M. D. XXI. Extensive early marginalia. Sixteenth-century German deerskin, blind-tooled, edges green-stained; spine bands rubbed and other wear.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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NOUUM TESTAMENTUM OMNE, TERTIO IAM AC DILIGENTIUS AB ERASMO ROTERDOMA RECOGNITUM ... BASEL: JOHANN FROBEN, 1522

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Description: Median folio (337 × 224 mm). Collation: A-Cυ6 D-Eυ8 (title-page, dedications, Paraclesis and Apologia of Erasmus, “Capita argumentorum contra morosos”, Soloecismi, canon tables); a-z A-Z &υ6 (New Testament, colophon. &6r blank, device on verso): 316 leaves. a1v-&5v paginated 2-562. Greek and Roman types, woodcut headpieces, borderpieces and initials, woodcut columns for the canon tables. Leaves slightly frayed at beginning and end, marginal waterstains; a long tear in Q6 roughly repaired with slight damage to letters. Contemporary Netherlandish blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, vellum pastedowns, two fore-edge brass catchplates and brass reinforcing strips on edges of boards, edges plain, rebacked (the unidentified “representative” Netherlandish binding reproduced as pl. IV of J. Basil Oldham, English Blind-Stamped Bindings, Cambridge, 1952, is very close in layout and tools, and the catchplates are identical). Extensive annotations in Luke ch. 2, dated August [15]41. A very tall copy.

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NOUUM TESTAMENTUM GRAECE. STRASBOURG: WOLFIUS CEPHALAEUS, JUNE 1524

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Description: Octavo (153 × 88 mm). Greek, roman and italic types, printer’s device. Initial spaces with guide letters: unrubricated. Collation: a-uυ8 (title, address to reader, Greek preliminaries, Gospels, Acts, a1v and u8v blank); A-P8 (Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse, colophon (ARGENTORATI, APUD VVOLPHIVM CEPHALAEVM. ANNO M. D. XXIIII. MENSE IVNIO), device, P7v and 8r blank): 280 leaves, a3-u8 foliated 3-160, A1-P6 foliated 1-118. Title-leaf laid down and browned, last page, with device, stained. Eighteenth-century Irish green morocco gilt, edges gilt, marbled endleaves; spine and joints worn. 

Condition Report: Octavo (153 × 88 mm). Greek, roman and italic types, printer's device. Initial spaces with guide letters: unrubricated. Collation: a-u8 (title, address to reader, Greek preliminaries, Gospels, Acts, a1v and u8v blank); A-P8 (Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse, colophon (ARGENTORATI, APUD VVOLPHIVM CEPHALAEVM. ANNO M. D. XXIIII. MENSE IVNIO), device, P7v and 8r blank): 280 leaves, a3-u8 foliated 3-160, A1-P6 foliated 1-118. Title-leaf laid down and browned, last page, with device, stained. Eighteenth-century Irish green morocco gilt, edges gilt, marbled endleaves; spine and joints worn.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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[GREEK TITLE: HÊ KAINÊ DIATHÊKÊ]. PARIS: SIMON DE COLINES, DECEMBER 1534

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Description: Octavo (163 × 105 mm). Greek and Roman types, printer’s device, initial spaces with guide letters (unrubricated). Collation: [a]υ2 b-z A-Kυ8 Lυ4 M-Nυ8 Oυ4 Pυ8 Qυ6 R-Xυ8 Yυ4 Z AA-BBυ8 CCυ6 DDυ8 EEυ2 FF-GGυ8 HHυ10 IIυ8 KKυ10: 423 leaves, lacking KK10 blank but preserving H8 blank (at end of Gospels). b1r-KK9 foliated 1-414. First two leaves with extended lower margins. Early eighteenth-century French red morocco, spine richly gilt, marbled endleaves, edges gilt. 

Condition Report: Octavo (163 × 105 mm). Greek and Roman types, printer's device, initial spaces with guide letters (unrubricated). Collation: [a]2 b-z A-K8 L4 M-N8 O4 P8 Q6 R-X8 Y4 Z AA-BB8 CC6 DD8 EE2 FF-GG8 HH10 II8 KK10: 423 leaves, lacking KK10 blank but preserving H8 blank (at end of Gospels). b1r-KK9 foliated 1-414. First two leaves with extended lower margins. Early eighteenth-century French red morocco, spine richly gilt, marbled endleaves, edges gilt.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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[GREEK TITLE: TÊS KAINÊS DIATHÊKÊS HAPANTA] NOUUM TESTAMENTUM. EX BIBLIOTHECA REGIA. PARIS: ROBERT ESTIENNE, 1546

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Description: Sextodecimo (115 × 73 mm). Greek and Roman types, woodcut initials and headpieces, printer’s devices. Collation: a-z A-Kυ8 (Gospels, Acts), aa-zzυ8. (Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse): 448 leaves, errata list on zz5v, zz6r colophon, zz6v olive-tree device, zz7-8 blank. Seventeenth-century goatskin, oval wreath centerpiece stamp, edges gilt with modest gauffering; red-ruled.

Condition Report: Sextodecimo (115 × 73 mm). Greek and Roman types, woodcut initials and headpieces, printer's devices. Collation: a-z A-K8 (Gospels, Acts), aa-zz8. (Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse): 448 leaves, errata list on zz5v, zz6r colophon, zz6v olive-tree device, zz7-8 blank. Seventeenth-century goatskin, oval wreath centerpiece stamp, edges gilt with modest gauffering; red-ruled.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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[GREEK TITLE: TÊS KAINÊS DIATHÊKÊS HAPANTA] NOUUM TESTAMENTUM. EX BIBLIOTHECA REGIA. PARIS: ROBERT ESTIENNE, 1549

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Description: Sextodecimo (128 × 75 mm). Greek and Roman types, woodcut initials and headpieces, printer’s devices. Collation: a-z A-Kυ8 (Gospels, Acts), aa-zzυ8. (Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse): 448 leaves, zz5v blank, zz6r colophon, zz6v olive-tree device, zz7-8 blank. Bound in two volumes, late eighteenth or early nineteenth-century French black straight-grain morocco gilt, yellow silk endleaves, edges gilt, signed by Bozérian jeune; red-ruled, a tall copy.

Condition Report: Sextodecimo (128 × 75 mm). Greek and Roman types, woodcut initials and headpieces, printer's devices. Collation: a-z A-K8 (Gospels, Acts), aa-zz8. (Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse): 448 leaves, zz5v blank, zz6r colophon, zz6v olive-tree device, zz7-8 blank. Bound in two volumes, late eighteenth or early nineteenth-century French black straight-grain morocco gilt, yellow silk endleaves, edges gilt, signed by Bozérian jeune; red-ruled, a tall copy.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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[TITLE IN GREEK] NOUUM IESU CHRISTI D. N. TESTAMENTUM. EX BIBLIOTHECA REGIA. PARIS: ROBERT ESTIENNE, 15 JUNE 1550

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Description: Median Folio, two volumes (324 × 213 mm) Collation: volume I: *-**υ8 (title, Estienne’s preface in Greek and Latin, prologue to Gospels by St John Chrysostom, Eusebian canon tables, etc); a-qυ8 rυ6 (Gospels, Acts): 150 leaves, foliated. Volume II: A-Mυ8 Nυ6 (title-page, prologue by St John Chrysostom, Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse, errata, colophon, device): 102 leaves, foliated. Estienne’s name is written over or deleted everywhere it appears. A few late marginal notes. Eighteenth-century red morocco-grained sheep, gilt fillets, edges brown-stained; foot of spine of vol. II torn away, spotting and gouges on covers. 

Condition Report: Median Folio, two volumes (324 × 213 mm) Collation: volume I: *-**8 (title, Estienne's preface in Greek and Latin, prologue to Gospels by St John Chrysostom, Eusebian canon tables, etc); a-q8 r6 (Gospels, Acts): 150 leaves, foliated. Volume II: A-M8 N6 (title-page, prologue by St John Chrysostom, Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse, errata, colophon, device): 102 leaves, foliated. Estienne's name is written over or deleted everywhere it appears. A few late marginal notes. Eighteenth-century red morocco-grained sheep, gilt fillets, edges brown-stained; foot of spine of vol. II torn away, spotting and gouges on covers.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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[GREEK TITLE: HAPANTA TA TÊS KAINÊS DIATHÊKÊS.] NOUUM IESU CHRISTI D. N. TESTAMENTUM.  [GENEVA:] ROBERT ESTIENNE, 1551

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Description: Octavo (140 × 90 mm), Volume I only of two. Collation: a-z aa-zz aaa-mmmυ8 (title with device, preface, Gospels, Acts; mmmυ8 blank): 464 leaves, a3r-mmm7r foliated 3-463. Greek and Roman types, three columns. Early nineteenth-century vellum, morocco spine label, edges gilt, red-ruled, leaves washed, a tall copy.

Condition Report: Octavo (140 × 90 mm), Volume I only of two. Collation: a-z aa-zz aaa-mmm8 (title with device, preface, Gospels, Acts; mmm8 blank): 464 leaves, a3r-mmm7r foliated 3-463. Greek and Roman types, three columns. Early nineteenth-century vellum, morocco spine label, edges gilt, red-ruled, leaves washed, a tall copy.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLE GREEK N.T. ELZEVIR, 1633

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Description: 12mo (4 3/4  x 2 3/4 ins.; 123 x 67mm). Title in red and black with an engraved device.; some minor spotting. Contemporary vellum.

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NOVUM TESTAMENTUM. EDITO PRIMA AMERICANA. WORCESTER, MA: ISAIAH THOMAS, JR., 1800

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Description: 12mo (6 3/4 x 4 in.; 172 x 102mm).  Double column, woodcut device on title, printer's device on verso of final leaf; marginal notes in ink, browned throughout.  Calf, red morocco lettering-piece on spine; worn, rubbed, joints starting, spine ends worn away, lower half of front free endpaper torn away, lower free endpaper not present. 

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A LEAF FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE CONTAINING DEUTERONOMY 6:16-8:15. [MAINZ: JOHANN GUTENBERG AND JOHANN FUST, 1455]

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Description: Royal folio (391 × 286 mm). A single leaf, being volume I, fo. 88 (quire 9, leaf 8), containing Deuteronomy 6:16-8:15. 2 columns, 42 lines; initial spaces. Handsomely rubricated in red and blue. The leaf includes a Bull’s Head watermark. Edges of leaf red-stained from preceding binding. Black morocco binding gilt-titled on upper cover (Stikeman), including A. Edward Newton’s accompanying essay, A Noble Fragment, 1921. 

Condition Report: Royal folio (391 × 286 mm). A single leaf, being volume I, fo. 88 (quire 9, leaf 8), containing Deuteronomy 6:16-8:15. 2 columns, 42 lines; initial spaces. Handsomely rubricated in red and blue. The leaf includes a Bull's Head watermark. Edges of leaf red-stained from preceding binding. Black morocco binding gilt-titled on upper cover (Stikeman), including A. Edward Newton's accompanying essay, A Noble Fragment, 1921.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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A LEAF FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE CONTAINING 1 CHRONICLES 8:37-10:14. [MAINZ: JOHANN GUTENBERG AND JOHANN FUST, 1455]

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Description: Royal folio (391 × 283 mm). A single leaf: volume I, fo. 198 (quire 20, leaf 10), containing 1 Chronicles 8:37-10:14. 2 columns, 42 lines; initial spaces. Handsomely rubricated in red and blue. The leaf includes a Bull’s Head watermark. Bottom margin of leaf bleached to lighten a water stain, edges of leaf red-stained from preceding binding.. Black morocco binding gilt-titled on upper cover (Stikeman), in chipped slipcase with reinforced spine; including A. Edward Newton’s accompanying essay, A Noble Fragment, 1921. 

Condition Report: Royal folio (391 × 283 mm). A single leaf: volume I, fo. 198 (quire 20, leaf 10), containing 1 Chronicles 8:37-10:14. 2 columns, 42 lines; initial spaces. Handsomely rubricated in red and blue. The leaf includes a Bull's Head watermark. Bottom margin of leaf bleached to lighten a water stain. edges of leaf red-stained from preceding binding.. Black morocco binding gilt-titled on upper cover (Stikeman), in chipped slipcase with reinforced spine; including A. Edward Newton's accompanying essay, A Noble Fragment, 1921.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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A LEAF FROM THE 36-LINE BIBLE. [BAMBERG: ALBRECHT PFISTER, USING TYPES OF JOHANN GUTENBERG, NOT AFTER 1461]

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Description: Royal folio (409 × 188 mm), a partial vellum leaf preserving the outer column and part of the inner column, being volume II, fo. 364 (37/2), containing portions of 2 Corinthians 7:11-9:13; with glue stains and other marks contingent on its use as a document wrapper; rubricated in red and blue (chapter 9 initial, the initial number in alternating red and blue elements; capital strokes). In blue cloth folding case.

Condition Report: Royal folio (409 × 188 mm), a partial vellum leaf preserving the outer column and part of the inner column, being volume II, fo. 364 (37/2), containing portions of 2 Corinthians 7:11-9:13; with glue stains and other marks contingent on its use as a document wrapper; rubricated in red and blue (chapter 9 initial, the initial number in alternating red and blue elements; capital strokes). In blue cloth folding case.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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A LEAF FROM THE 1462 BIBLE CONTAINING LUKE 5:2-6:46. MAINZ: JOHANN FUST AND PETER SCHOEFFER, 14 AUGUST 1462

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Description: Royal folio (401 × 293 mm), a single paper leaf in fine condition with Bull’s Head watermark, being volume II fo. 166 (17/4) containing Luke 5:2-6:46. 2 columns, 48 lines; initial space. Original manuscript quire signature preserved (“r4”). Rubricated red and blue, numerous “cat’s paw” reading marks and a marginal cross-reference (at Luke 6:3, to 1 Samuel 21, the Biblical passage Jesus cited to the Pharisees). Brown cloth folding case.

Condition Report: Royal folio (401 × 293 mm), a single paper leaf in fine condition with Bull's Head watermark, being volume II fo. 166 (17/4) containing Luke 5:2-6:46. 2 columns, 48 lines; initial space. Original manuscript quire signature preserved ("r4"). Rubricated red and blue, numerous "cat's paw" reading marks and a marginal cross-reference (at Luke 6:3, to 1 Samuel 21, the Biblical passage Jesus cited to the Pharisees). Brown cloth folding case.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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A VELLUM LEAF FROM THE 1462 BIBLE CONTAINING ESTHER 11:2-15:15. MAINZ: JOHANN FUST AND PETER SCHOEFFER, 14 AUGUST 1462

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Description: Royal folio (375 × 290 mm), a single vellum leaf with folds and stains contingent on it having been used as a book or document wrapper, being volume I fo. 208 (22/2) containing Esther 11:2-15:15. 2 columns, 48 lines, the chapter numbers “XII” and “XIV” and the initial H of chapter 14 being printed in red. Rubricated red and blue, the blue ink almost entirely faded; worming affects about a dozen letters. Unbound

Condition Report: Royal folio (375 × 290 mm), a single vellum leaf with folds and stains contingent on it having been used as a book or document wrapper, being volume I fo. 208 (22/2) containing Esther 11:2-15:15. 2 columns, 48 lines, the chapter numbers "XII" and "XIV" and the initial H of chapter 14 being printed in red. Rubricated red and blue, the blue ink almost entirely faded; worming affects about a dozen letters. UnboundIn response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLE IN LATIN. [STRASSBURG: HEINRICH EGGESTEIN, NOT AFTER 1468]. GOFF B-531

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Description: Royal folio (398 × 285 mm), volume II only. Collation: [1-6υ10 7υ12 8υ10: Proverbs-Baruch, 8/9v and 8/10 blank; 9-10υ10 11υ10 12υ10 (+10* Et dixit ad eos): Ezekiel-Zechariah; 13-18υ10 19-20υ12: Malachi-Ephesians; 21-23υ10 24υ6: Philippians-Apocalypse]: 240 of 245 leaves, lacking fo. 1 (prologue and beginning of Proverbs), blank 8/10 (present as stub), sheet 11/2.11 (with text of Daniel chs. 2-3 and Hosea chs. 8-13 supplied in manuscript in the 16th century on a paper sheet with watermark of an inverted Crescent, cross surmount), and fo. 25 (24/6, end of Apocalypse). Two columns, 45 lines, initial spaces (rubricated and illuminated, the illuminated prologue and book initials of high quality, by the Salzburg and Vienna book artist Ulrich Schreier); catchwords retained on the final page of each quire. Fo. 2 with losses at corners not touching text, scattered stains. Twentieth-century linen boards, brown morocco spine, edges plain from earlier binding. 

Condition Report: Royal folio (398 × 285 mm), volume II only. Collation: [1-610 712 810: Proverbs-Baruch, 8/9v and 8/10 blank; 9-1010 1110 1210 (+10* Et dixit ad eos): Ezekiel-Zechariah; 13-1810 19-2012: Malachi-Ephesians; 21-2310 246: Philippians-Apocalypse]: 240 of 245 leaves, lacking fo. 1 (prologue and beginning of Proverbs), blank 8/10 (present as stub), sheet 11/2.11 (with text of Daniel chs. 2-3 and Hosea chs. 8-13 supplied in manuscript in the 16th century on a paper sheet with watermark of an inverted Crescent, cross surmount), and fo. 25 (24/6, end of Apocalypse). Two columns, 45 lines, initial spaces (rubricated and illuminated, the illuminated prologue and book initials of high quality, by the Salzburg and Vienna book artist Ulrich Schreier); catchwords retained on the final page of each quire. Fo. 2 with losses at corners not touching text, scattered stains. Twentieth-century linen boards, brown morocco spine, edges plain from earlier binding.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLE, LATIN. NUREMBERG: ANTON KOBERGER, 16 NOVEMBER 1475. GOFF B-543

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Description: Royal folio (401 × 288 mm). Collation: [1-8υ10 9-108 (Octateuch); 11-23υ10 24-25υ8 (Kings, Chronicles, 1-4 Ezra, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Job, Psalms); 26-38υ10 39υ12 (Proverbs-Ecclesiasticus, Major and Minor Prophets, Maccabees); 40-48υ10 49υ6 (+5*: quoniam vna hora) (New Testament, colophon 49/6r, verso blank)]: 481 leaves. In this copy the conjugate of the inserted leaf 24/5* is preserved as a full blank leaf intervening between 24/1 and 2. It was intended to be cut away to a stub, and so is not counted in the collation. Two columns, 48 lines. Initial spaces, rubricated red (irregularly, chapter initials stop being added in Numbers, headlines stop in Joshua, Psalms entirely unrubricated). Contemporary pink leather binding, the covers seemingly impressed with a single large block of floral pattern, and the edges correspondingly painted in green with a floral pattern, two fore-edge catchplates with a rosette pattern, the binding badly worn and wormed, spine rebacked with sheep, upper cover loose. Worming continues to leaves at front and back.

Condition Report: Royal folio (401 × 288 mm). Collation: [1-810 9-108 (Octateuch); 11-2310 24-258 (Kings, Chronicles, 1-4 Ezra, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Job, Psalms); 26-3810 3912 (Proverbs-Ecclesiasticus, Major and Minor Prophets, Maccabees); 40-4810 496 (+5*: quoniam vna hora) (New Testament, colophon 49/6r, verso blank)]: 481 leaves. In this copy the conjugate of the inserted leaf 24/5* is preserved as a full blank leaf intervening between 24/1 and 2. It was intended to be cut away to a stub, and so is not counted in the collation. Two columns, 48 lines. Initial spaces, rubricated red (irregularly, chapter initials stop being added in Numbers, headlines stop in Joshua, Psalms entirely unrubricated). Contemporary pink leather binding, the covers seemingly impressed with a single large block of floral pattern, and the edges correspondingly painted in green with a floral pattern, two fore-edge catchplates with a rosette pattern, the binding badly worn and wormed, spine rebacked with sheep, upper cover loose. Worming continues to leaves at front and back.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLE, LATIN. VENICE: NICOLAUS JENSON, 1476. GOFF B-547

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Description: Chancery folio (293 × 190 mm). Collation: a-z & con rum A-Hυ10 (Old Testament, a1 and H10 blanks); I-Lυ10 Mυ12 N-Pυ10 Qυ12 (New Testament, Q12v colophon: Biblia impressa Venetijs opera atque impensa Nicolai Ienson Gallici. M.cccc.lxxvj.); R-Tυ10 U-Xυ8 (Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum, X8r quire register, verso blank): 467 of 470 leaves, lacking the blank leaves a1 and H10, and the final leaf, with quire register. 2 columns, 52 lines and headline, initial spaces (Italian rubrication, red and blue). Leaf C10 (Ezekiel ch. 38) with a triangular section removed at outer margin, with text loss. Scattered early lection notes in pale brown ink, thus at Apocalypse ch. 4: “In Refectorio.” Eighteenth-century red sheep gilt, spine richly gilt, marbled endleaves; scratches and abrasions on both covers. 

Condition Report: Chancery folio (293 × 190 mm). Collation: a-z & con rum A-H10 (Old Testament, a1 and H10 blanks); I-L10 M12 N-P10 Q12 (New Testament, Q12v colophon: Biblia impressa Venetijs opera atque impensa Nicolai Ienson Gallici. M.cccc.lxxvj.); R-T10 U-X8 (Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum, X8r quire register, verso blank): 467 of 470 leaves, lacking the blank leaves a1 and H10, and the final leaf, with quire register. 2 columns, 52 lines and headline, initial spaces (Italian rubrication, red and blue). Leaf C10 (Ezekiel ch. 38) with a triangular section removed at outer margin, with text loss. Scattered early lection notes in pale brown ink, thus at Apocalypse ch. 4: "In Refectorio." Eighteenth-century red sheep gilt, spine richly gilt, marbled endleaves; scratches and abrasions on both covers.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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PSALTERIUM COMMUNE SANCTORUM. ULM: JOHANN ZAINER [CA. 1480]. GOFF (SUPPLEMENT) P-1041A

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Description: Chancery octavo (147 × 104 mm). Collation: [1-2υ8 (Calendar); 3-23υ8 24υ12 (Psalter with canticles, Te Deum, Athanasian Creed, Litany, Collects and Prayers); 25-36υ8 37υ4 (Commune sanctorum)]. Fos. 1-2, 15-16 and 296 blanks. 291 of 296 leaves, lacking 21/1.8, 23/1, 36/1.8. 18 lines, initial spaces, rubricated red (initials and versals), Fo. 1, blank, preserved as front pastedown; dampstains in last few leaves, some soiling in margins, lower right corner of 20/2 torn out with some loss; the paper very fresh. Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, one brass catchplate preserved, edges plain (Kyriss shop 126: Conrad Dinckmut, Ulm). 

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BIBLE, LATIN, WITH POSTILLA OF NICOLAUS DE LYRA. VENICE: FRANCISCUS RENNER, DE HEILBRONN, 1482–1483. GOFF B-612

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Description: Super-Chancery folio (320 × 230 mm). A large portion of volume II only, with Psalms through Minor Prophets (1-2 Maccabees not present). Collation of this volume: A-Iυ10 Kυ8 (Psalms, K8v blank); 1-8υ10 9-10υ8 (Proverbs-Ecclesiasticus, 10/8v blank); 11-30υ10 31υ8 32-33υ10 34υ12 (Prophets; 34/12v blank): 433 of 434 leaves, lacking A1 with Lyra’s prologue to Psalms; quire 20 (in Jeremiah) misbound, the leaves in order 1-4, 7-9, 5-6, 10. Rubricated in red and blue, yellow capital wash, the major pages with contemporary illuminated initials and borders. Water stains on many leaves, partly weakening the colors of the illumination, and scattered foxing.Twentieth-century pigskin, edges gilt. 

Condition Report: Super-Chancery folio (*** × *** mm). A large portion of volume II only, with Psalms through Minor Prophets (1-2 Maccabees not present). Collation of this volume: A-I10 K8 (Psalms, K8v blank); 1-810 9-108 (Proverbs-Ecclesiasticus, 10/8v blank); 11-3010 318 32-3310 3412 (Prophets; 34/12v blank): 433 of 434 leaves, lacking A1 with Lyra's prologue to Psalms; quire 20 (in Jeremiah) misbound, the leaves in order 1-4, 7-9, 5-6, 10. Rubricated in red and blue, yellow capital wash, the major pages with contemporary illuminated initials and borders. Water stains on many leaves, partly weakening the colors of the illumination, and scattered foxing.Twentieth-century pigskin, edges gilt.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLE, LATIN. BASEL: JOHANN FROBEN, 27 JUNE 1491. GOFF B-592

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Description: Chancery octavo (147 × 106 mm). Collation: πυ4 (title-page, Froben’s Exhortatio to readers, mnemonic verses, Summarium Biblie); a-y A-Zυ8 (Old Testament); 1-10υ8 11υ4 υ211υ8 (New Testament; colophon on 211/8v); A-E8 (Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum; Translatores Biblie, Modi intelligendi scripturam): 496 leaves, a1 and E7-8 blank. 2 columns, 56 lines + headline. Initial spaces with guide letters (rubricated in red and blue: alternating lombard initials, underlining, bracket strokes and paragraph marks). Some leaves with stains and finger marks from steady use. Seventeenth-century German calf gilt with small tools including pointillé volutes, edges stained dark blue with elaborate gilt gauffering; corners bumped and joints abraded. 

Condition Report: Chancery octavo (147 × 106 mm). Collation: π4 (title-page, Froben's Exhortatio to readers, mnemonic verses, Summarium Biblie); a-y A-Z8 (Old Testament); 1-108 114 2118 (New Testament; colophon on 211/8v); A-E8 (Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum; Translatores Biblie, Modi intelligendi scripturam): 496 leaves, a1 and E7-8 blank. 2 columns, 56 lines + headline. Initial spaces with guide letters (rubricated in red and blue: alternating lombard initials, underlining, bracket strokes and paragraph marks). Some leaves with stains and finger marks from steady use. Seventeenth-century German calf gilt with small tools including pointillé volutes, edges stained dark blue with elaborate gilt gauffering; corners bumped and joints abraded.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLE IN LATIN. WITH POSTILLA OF HUGH OF SAINT-CHER (PART III). [BASEL:] AMERBACH FOR KOBERGER [NOT AFTER 1500]

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Description: Median folio (345 × 235 mm), part III of seven, Proverbs to Ecclesiasticus. Collation: a-oυ8.6 pυ6 q-rυ8 s-vυ6 x-Nυ8.6 O-Qυ6: 268 leaves, the Vulgate text in two columns surrounded by Hugh’s commentary in two columns. Initial spaces with printed guide letters (unrubricated). Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, with brass corner- and centerpieces, clasps, and chain (Kyriss shop 11, Heilbronn), fifteenth-century waste of a noted liturgical book, edges plain; a large copy.

Condition Report: Median folio (345 × 235 mm), part III of seven, Proverbs to Ecclesiasticus. Collation: a-o8.6 p6 q-r8 s-v6 x-N8.6 O-Q6: 268 leaves, the Vulgate text in two columns surrounded by Hugh's commentary in two columns. Initial spaces with printed guide letters (unrubricated). Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, with brass corner- and centerpieces, clasps, and chain (Kyriss shop 11, Heilbronn), fifteenth-century waste of a noted liturgical book, edges plain; a large copy.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLIA. NOUAM TRANSLATIONEM AEDITAM À REUERENDO SACRAE THEOLOGIAE DOCTORE, SANCTE PAGNINO. LYONS, 29 JANUARY 1527/28

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Description: Super-Median quarto (238 × 174 mm). Collation: a-cυ8 dυ6 (title with Giunta device, Greek commendatory verse, commendatory letters of Adrian VI, Clement VII, and Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola, contents summaries of Old Testament books, prologue); A-Z AA-PPυ8 (Hebrew Old Testament books, Genesis-Malachi); QQ-XXυ8 YYυ4 (Greek Apocrypha: Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 1-2 Maccabees); a-lυ8 mυ10 (New Testament; colophon); n-vυ8 xυ6 (Interpretations of Hebrew Names): 554 leaves, PP8 and YY4 blank. Old Testament foliated 1-355; New Testament foliated [1] 2-98. Red and black printing, woodcut title border, woodcut initials. Leaves browned, with soiling, three leaves with strengthened inner margins. Seventeenth-century vellum, red-sprinkled edges. Leaves browned, with soiling, three leaves with strengthened inner margins.

Condition Report: Super-Median quarto (238 × 174 mm). Collation: a-c8 d6 (title with Giunta device, Greek commendatory verse, commendatory letters of Adrian VI, Clement VII, and Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola, contents summaries of Old Testament books, prologue); A-Z AA-PP8 (Hebrew Old Testament books, Genesis-Malachi); QQ-XX8 YY4 (Greek Apocrypha: Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 1-2 Maccabees); a-l8 m10 (New Testament; colophon); n-v8 x6 (Interpretations of Hebrew Names): 554 leaves, PP8 and YY4 blank. Old Testament foliated 1-355; New Testament foliated [1] 2-98. Red and black printing, woodcut title border, woodcut initials. Leaves browned, with soiling, three leaves with strengthened inner margins. Seventeenth-century vellum, red-sprinkled edges. Leaves browned, with soiling, three leaves with strengthened inner margins.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLIA UTRIUSQUE TESTAMENTI. (NOVUM D. N. IESU CHRISTI TESTAMENTUM). [GENEVA:] ROBERT ESTIENNE, 1557 (1556)

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Description: 3 volumes, folio (15 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.; 385 x 242 mm). Woodcut printer's olive tree device on title-page, first word of title within woodcut cartouche, woodcut text illustrations (some full page), woodcut criblé initials; very occasional marginal soiling or staining, lacking final blank in third volume. Seventeenth-century Dutch vellum, green silk ties; extremities a little scuffed and chipped.

Condition Report: 3 volumes, folio (15 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.; 385 x 242 mm). Woodcut printer's olive tree device on title-page, first word of title within woodcut cartouche, woodcut text illustrations (some full page), woodcut criblé initials; very occasional marginal soiling or staining, lacking final blank in third volume. Seventeenth-century Dutch vellum, green silk ties; extremities a little scuffed and chipped.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLIA, AD VETUSTISSIMA EXEMPLARIA CASTIGATA. . ANTWERP: CHRISTOPER PLANTIN, 1564–1565. 5 VOLUMES

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Description: 5 volumes in 6, 12mo (4 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.; 111 x 68 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title-pages, woodcut initials, text ruled in red; some light browning and marginal foxing, small internal tear not affecting text to I4 of vol. 5. Contemporary Dutch red morocco, covers gilt with broad foliate-roll border, spines gilt in five compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; spines darkened and chipped, some vols. neatly rebacked, some with hinges repaired.

Condition Report: 5 volumes in 6, 12mo (4 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.; 111 x 68 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title-pages, woodcut initials, text ruled in red; some light browning and marginal foxing. Contemporary Dutch red morocco, covers gilt with broad foliate-roll border, spines gilt in five compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; spines darkened and chipped, some vols. neatly rebacked, some with hinges repaired.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLE IN LATIN [PAGEANT FACSIMILE OF THE GUTENBERG BIBLE]. (NEW YORK, 1961)

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Description: 2 volumes (17 7/8 x 12 in.; 455 x 306 mm). Red morocco, front covers with central blind-ruled lozenge enclosing the initials JG, spines gilt in six compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; light scuffing to front cover of vol. 1.

Condition Report: 2 volumes (17 7/8 x 12 in.; 455 x 306 mm). Red morocco, front covers with central blind-ruled lozenge enclosing the initials JG, spines gilt in six compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; light scuffing to front cover of vol. 1.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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THE FIRSTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED GENESIS [−FYFTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED DEUTERONOMYE.]  [ANTWERP: JOHAN HOOCHSTRATEN, 1530]

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Description: 8vo (6 x 3 5/8 in.; 154 x 93 mm). Gothic letter (with roman). First 9 leaves (π1—8, B1) and three divisional titles in facsimile. Full-page woodcut illustrations in Exodus, one 8-line historiated woodcut initial, a few smaller woodcut initials; approximately 36 leaves remargined at fore-edge with shoulder-notes supplied in excellent pen and ink facsimile, a few leaves supplied from a shorter copy and remargined at foot. Nineteenth-century English blue morocco.

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THE NEWE TESTAMENT OF OURE SAUEOUR JESUS CHRIST TRANSLATED BY M. WIL. TYNDALL. [LONDON?], [1549] (BUT ANTWERP, 1536?)

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Description: 8vo (6 x 3 5/8 in.; 151 x 93 mm). Gothic letter. A large fragment, 322 leaves of 408 only, comprising C5 to yy7 (but lacking within that sequence O1, 08, Z5–8, a1, y2–3), some text woodcuts in Revelation, woodcut initials; some staining and repair. Polished calf antique, red edges. 

Condition Report: 8vo (6 x 3 5/8 in.; 151 x 93 mm). A large fragment, 322 leaves of 408 only, comprising C5 to yy7 (but lacking within that sequence O1, 08, Z5–8, a1, y2–3), some text woodcuts in Revelation, woodcut initials; some staining and repair. Polished calf antique, red edges.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BIBLIA. THE BIBLE, ... FAITHFULLY AND TRULY TRANSLATED OUT OF DOUCHE AND LATYN IN TO ENGLISH. [1535-1536].

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Description: 6 parts in one volume, folio (12 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.; 311 x 200 mm). Text in double columns, black letter (English for preliminaries, Schwabacher for the text with roman for marginalia and disputed words), general title within woodcut border attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger (McKerrow & Ferguson 31), separate titles within woodcut borders composed of eight blocks (with some repeats) for parts two (The seconde parte of the Olde Testament) and four (All the Prophetes in Englishe) of the Old Testament, the Apocrypha and the New Testament, each with separate registers and foliation (as well as for the Book of Job which has a drop title), 158 woodcut illustrations made from 68 woodblocks derived from designs by Hans Sebald Beham (which first appeared in a Bible printed at Frankfurt by Christian Egenolff, 1534), woodcut and flourished gothic script initials; washed and pressed, [Maltese cross]1–6, TT5, and folding map (as usual) supplied in facsimile by John Harris, lacks final blank TT6, closed tear on [Maltese cross] 7, marginal repairs slightly affect text on EE1, LL1, TT1–4, bottom margins of f4 and G3 extended, fore-edge of e4 extended slightly affecting woodcut and side-notes, minor marginal repairs to about 120 leaves chiefly to lower right corners. Early twentieth-century crushed black morocco, spine in six compartments lettered gilt, gilt-ruled turn-ins, edges gilt; spine and board edges very lightly rubbed.

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THE NEWE TESTAMENT YET ONES AGAYNE CORRECTED BY W. TYNDALE. ANTWERP: M CROM? OR WIDOW OF C. RUREMOND, 1536

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Description: 4to (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.; 210 x 140 mm). Text in black letter, separate title-page for "Epistles of the Apostle Saynct Paul" within an architectural woodcut border, inserted between quires s and t, approximately 160 woodcut text illustrations (many repeats) including some after Dürer's "Apocalypse," numerous woodcut initials; 261 of 276 leaves, lacking piυ4, eυ8, g1,8, and [Maltese cross]8 , a1 defective and remargined with text lost, fore-edge of a2 torn with loss of one side-note, short marginal tear through text on E4, side-notes shaved or cropped in first few quires, headlines shaved or cropped in quires B–I and [Maltese cross], browned and stained throughout, a few skillful marginal repairs. Seventeenth-century calf triple-filleted in blind, spine in 5 compartments tooled and lettered gilt, edges sprinkled red; joints and hinges cracked, old gouges to upper cover.

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BIBLE IN ENGLISH [THE

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Description: 4 parts in one volume, folio (13 1/2 x 9 in.; 343 x 229 mm).  542 of 556 leaves. Black letter in two columns, 60 lines to the full column, full-page woodcut of Adam and Eve in Eden, 2 half-page woodcuts preceding Psalms and Proverbs, title of the Apocripha printed in red and black within a border composed of 15 woodcuts, title of the New Testament printed in red and black within a woodcut border depicting scenes both from the Old and New Testament, the "Ballet of Balettes of Salomon" printed in red and black, 111 extant woodcut text illustrations (some repeats), numerous woodcut historiated and floral initials, including the large flourished initials "W.T." (i.e., William Tyndale) at the of the Book of Prophets.  Lacking  14 leaves: quire * (includes general title), l2, Hh8 (title-page for "The Prophetes in Englysh"), N6, and O2, 5–8, leaves a1, O1, 3–4 defective and remargined with substantial text loss, marginal repairs to a few other leaves chiefly at the end (some with occasional loss of text or sidenotes), several other minor marginal repairs, long tears to Apocripha and NT title-pages neatly mended, worm trails (a2–b3) costing ca. 2–4 words in a line on each leaf,  some dampstaining and browning. Contemporary English calf over wooden boards, blind roll-tooled center panel, brass corner bosses and lozenge shaped boss at the center of each cover, metal clasps and catches, rudimentary finger hold on front cover, commonplace notes and family records by and of the Walford family (1627–1836) bound in at front and back, by H. Stone, edges sprinkled red; sympathetically rebacked,  most bosses flattened or depresse few old scrapes to lower board.

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THE BYBLE... TRULY AND PURELY TRANSLATED INTO ENGLYSH BY THOMAS MATTHEW. [ANTWERP: MATTHEW CROM, 1537]

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Description: 4 parts in one volume, folio (14 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.; 362 x 241 mm). 513 (of 556) leaves present. Black letter type in two columns, titles of the Apocrypha and New Testament printed in red and black within pictorial woodcut borders, the "Ballet of Balettes of Salomon" printed in red and black, 54 column-width woodcuts only, including two large woodcuts before Psalms and Proverbs, numerous historiated and floral woodcut initials, including the flourished initials "W.T." (i.e., William Tyndale) at the conclusion of the Book of Prophets (MM6v); 43 leaves lacking among others: preliminaries including general title, Hh1 (title-page for the Prophets), N8 and final quire O (8 leaves), approximately 127 leaves remargined, lower margins strengthened on approximately 16 leaves, several other marginal repairs to short tears, approximately 6 long closed tears touching text, lower half of New Testament title-page torn away partially affecting woodcut border, the whole leaf laid down, dampstaining in quire M. Modern pigskin over beveled wooden boards, marbled endpapers, spine lettered gilt, edges stained red; boards colored in a mottled pink and purple.

Condition Report: 4 parts in one volume, folio (14 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.; 362 x 241 mm). 513 (of 556) leaves present. Black letter type in two columns, titles of the Apocrypha and New Testament printed in red and black within pictorial woodcut borders, the "Ballet of Balettes of Salomon" printed in red and black, 54 column-width woodcuts only, including two large woodcuts before Psalms and Proverbs, numerous historiated and floral woodcut initials, including the flourished initials "W.T." (i.e., William Tyndale) at the conclusion of the Book of Prophets (MM6v); 43 leaves lacking among others: preliminaries including general title, Hh1 (title-page for the Prophets), N8 and final quire O (8 leaves), approximately 127 leaves remargined, lower margins strengthened on approximately 16 leaves, several other marginal repairs to short tears, approximately 6 long closed tears touching text, lower half of New Testament title-page torn away partially affecting woodcut border, the whole leaf laid down, dampstaining in quire M. Modern pigskin over beveled wooden boards, marbled endpapers, spine lettered gilt, edges stained red; boards colored in a mottled pink and purple.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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[THE NEWE TESTAMENT IN ENGLYSHE AND LATYN ACCORDYING TO THE TRANSLACYON OF DOCTOUR ERASMUS. LONDON, 1538

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Description: 4to (8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.; 216 x 159 mm). Second title ("The Newe Testament in Englyshe & in Latin. Novum Testamentum Anglice et Latine") within woodcut border bearing the initials HH and depicting the story of Mutius and Porsena at the bottom, black letter text printed in two columns, with English on the inside and Latin on the outside in a smaller point size, two woodcuts each of the Evangelists at the beginning of each Gospel, numerous woodcut initials; lacking first four leaves of preliminaries, (including general title), second title remargined with minor loss to woodcut border and text on verso, lower outer corners of quires A–C frayed with some loss to Latin text in A–B, slightly affecting text in C, upper corner of M2 torn and long closed tear on X2 slightly affecting text, small hole on EE4 costing a few letters in Latin, occasional dampstaining, colophon page age-darkened. Modern half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered gilt.

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