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Cologne Bible, 1548

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De Bibel wederom met grooter nersticheit oversien ende gecorrigeert, meer dan in ses hodert plaetzen, ende collacioneert met de oude Latinsche, ongefalschte Biblie. Duer B. Alexander Blanckart, Carmelit. - J. van Gennep.

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Item Number:  24281
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Nice complete example of the rare Dutch Bible of Cologne, 1548.

De Bibel wederom met grooter nersticheit oversien ende gecorrigeert, meer dan in ses hodert plaetzen, ende collacioneert met de oude Latinsche, ongefalschte Biblie. Duer B. Alexander Blanckart, Carmelit. Cologne, J. van Gennep, 1548 (colophons dated 1547). 2 part in 1 vol. Folio (35 x 24 cm).
Nice 17th cent. Dutch binding (spine restored), blindstamped Russia over wooden boards with brass corner pieces and clasps. Large woodcut borders around titles and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Marginal waterstained in some places, some thumbing.

STC German, p.88; STC Dutch p.23; Darlow-Moule, 3286; Bibles BN Paris, 1171; Poortman (Ned. Bijb.), pp. 124-125; Not in Adams H.M.; Not in Belg.Typ.

" A revision of the early version from the Vulgate, first issued in 1477: prepared by Alexander Blankaert, a Carmelite, and others, under the supervision of the authorities of Cologne University. It was afterwards condemned by the Theological Faculty of Louvain. Printed "met Keyserlyker Genade ende Privilegien." (Darlow-Moule)

The translation by Blanckart was made by order of Georg van.Egmond, bishop of Utrecht. There was only one edition of this bible.