Title: Biblia Cum Concordantiis Veteris et Novi Testamenti et Sacrorum Canonum, 24 March 1522
Author: Jean Moylin; Etienne Gueynard
Publisher: Venundantur Lugduni, Stephani Gueynar[d] als Pinet
Condition: Very Good
An early fourth edition of the Geynard-published Biblia Cum Concordantiis, reprinted from the 1512 edition, and vividly illustrated by Guillaume Le Roy.
The Bible itself has been printed in double columns and utilizing printed rubrication. The woodcut title page is present, featuring a central woodcut of a man in prayer at the foot of the cross, the latter bearing several instruments of the Arma Christi, such as the whip used for the 39 lashes, the Holy Sponge and Lance, the Crown of Thorns, and The Nails. Surrounding the central woodcut is a detailed woodcut border with foliage and several cherubs, though a previous owner has attempted to censor some of the genitalia.
There is a quarter page woodcut of Saint Jerome repeated twice, and a half page woodcut of the Virgin Mary along with the Infant Jesus, a figure in prayer, and two angels. There is a quarter page woodcut depicting the Creation, bordered by 4 angels. There are 77 woodcut borders throughout, and 120 smaller text woodcuts throughout, with 96 in the Old Testament, and 25 throughout the New Testament. There are hundreds of detailed pictorial woodcut initials throughout, with large examples scattered throughout as well. There are also several annotations to the margins, with one page filled with notes.
Worldcat records 18 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One volume in small folio, (18)+CCCCXXXIX of CCCCXLI+(27) leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with light rubbing and wear to the binding. Fol CCCXLIII-CCCXLIV are lacking, being part of Jerome’s prologue and part of the Eusebian Canons. Fol CCCXLV is lacking a corner, affecting part of the remaining Canon table. The last two leaves of the index are lacking. There are small tears to the margins of several pages. There is sporadic light foxing and ink staining throughout. There is some damp staining to the corners, up to fol XXVII, and then again in two other sections, though significantly lighter.