Title: Biblia cum summarioru[m] apparatu pleno quadrupliciq[ue] repertorio insignita..., 1519
Otherwise, a Latin Bible, 1519
Publisher: Lyon, Jacques I Mareschal
A rare and incredibly scarce Latin Bible printed in the early 16th century, being a smaller octavo portable bible with several woodcut illustrations, and hundreds of highly detailed woodcut initials. Also to note, every page and numerous smaller initials bear the marking of hand done coloring, in the style of rubrication normally seen in incunabula.
The colophon on the final page of Apocalypse states Lugduni in officina Jacobi Mareschal Anno dni decimo quarto supra millesimum Duodecimo Kalendas Aprilis, being printed in April 1514.
There are also a number of annotations done by hand in the margins.
The Mareschal bibles were incredibly popular in the 16th century, this being the 4th of 6 editions.
One volume rebound in 8vo, [4 of 30 apparatus leaves], all 500 leaves from Prologues to Apocalypse present, [0 of 54 index leaves]
On note of condition, there are several points to address:
While the title page and tables are present, the last 26 leaves of the glossary featuring Hebrew names are missing, including the full page woodcut of Creation.
The entire index at the end is missing as well, though the entirety of the bible, from Genesis to Apocalypse is present.
In the first and last several leaves, there is extensive restoration work which was done, as well as signs of repair throughout the bible itself.
This bible was rebound in a 19th century leather binding, and asides from some minor scratches on the covers, it is in very sound condition.