Nybrogatan 32, Stockholm
Category: 16th Century Books
BIBLIA GRAECA. Tes theias graphes, palaias delade kai neas diathekes, hapanta (Greek text). Divinae scripturae, veteris ac novi testamenti, omnia... Basileae (per Ioan. Heruagium) 1545.
Folio (about 337x207 mm.). (4, lacks 4 pp. foreword by Melanchton), (1)- 969 (p. 775/76 blank), (6) pp. Printer's woodcut device om title and last page. Some nice woodcut figurative initials and vignettes.
Later (probably 17th century) damaged brown calf, bumped and worn edges of covers, cracked in the hinges, rebacked (clumsy) spine in seven compartments, defective spine label. Red upper and lower edges, outer edge with manuscript title on the middle with coat-of-arms in brown ink over and under. A few marginal defects. Some old annotations in Greek, occasionally intensive (pp. 40, 450, and 676-686). Last endpaper with half-page inscription in Greek (defective lower outer corner). Minor spotting. Title with old owner's inscription and library label "Biblioteca del excmo. senor marques de Astorga".
VD16 B2576, Darlow-Moule 4614. A complete bible in Greek, the fourth printing of the greek translation of the Old Testament, edited by Melanchton and Herwagen.