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Biblia Latina. Nuremberg, A. Koberger, 14 April 1478. 1685

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Biblia Latina. [With additions by Menardus Monachius].
Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 14 April 1478.
Royal folio (390 x 265mm.), 468 leaves.

[a12 b-y10 z [et]6; A-M10 N-O6; P-R10 S-T8; V-Z aa10; *6], double column, 51 lines plus headline, gothic type, printed marginalia in New Testament, fol. i with 13-line illuminated initial and marginal decoration, all in contemporary Nuremberg style (probably from Koberger's workshop), 5- and 8-line initials in red and blue with penwork decoration, smaller initials in red or blue, red and blue paraphs, red initial strokes, a few marginal sketches (including a monk's head on fol. xxi, two horns on fol. l verso, a bunch of grapes on fol. lii, a snake on fol. lv), some early annotations, note in French at foot of fol. clxxxi verso and a few other leaves, eighteenth-century German red morocco gilt, spine gilt in compartments with green morocco onlays, gilt edges, some offsetting from old turn-ins on first and last few leaves, inscriptions washed from first leaf, occasional offsetting from blue initials, fol. clxxxvii defective at foot with text supplied neatly in manuscript facsimile, fos ccxxvii-ccxxix repaired at head (affecting some text on fol. ccxxvii), last few leaves slightly browned, binding slightly rubbed with a few wormholes.

Goff B557; GW 4232; Polain, 648

A reprint of Koberger's first Latin bible from 1475.