An Early Printed Koberger Bible in Latin

    [Biblia Latina]. Biblia cum concordantiis veteris et novi testamenti. Lyon: Jacobus Sacon fur Anton Koberger, October 1519. Folio. Approximately 13.25 x 9.25 inches. aa iii - [DD i], fol. I - fol. CCCXVII. Lacking title-page and several leaves at front (bibliographical information taken from final leaf). Text in double columns. Full page woodcuts on AA and fol. CCXLV (this one signed "ISK"); one half-page woodcut on fol. CLI. With numerous smaller woodcuts in text and decorated initials. Bound to style in later full mottled calf, spine tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, brown gilt morocco lettering label, seven raised bands, marbled edges. Date cut into label on spine, joints worn with some separation, some soiling and scuffing to boards (with some later restoration), first leaf with some damage (some text loss), first few leaves soiled, some intermittent thumbsoiling and foxing, several leaves and final leaf with contemporary ink notations or drawings. Still, a good copy of this rare early printed illustrated bible.

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