Biblia Sacrosancta ad Hebraicam veritatem, & probatissimorum ac manuscriptorum exemplarium fidem diligenter recognita & restituta

Biblia Sacrosancta ad Hebraicam veritatem, & probatissimorum ac manuscriptorum exemplarium fidem diligenter recognita & restituta.

Basilaea [Basel]: Nicolaum Bryling [Nicolaus Brylinger], 1557.

Woodcut border and printer’s device on title. INCOMPLETE. [8], 479 [of 500], [8] leaves. Lacking ff. 46-56 & 61-70. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary blind panel-stamped pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, clasps removed, binding worn, exposing boards on rear cover, title page detached, contemporary marginalia by Johannes Weneken throughout. Not in Darlow & Moule, but cf. 4621*; Adams 1056; OCLC: 46973017 (6 copies, only 3 of which in U.S.). Item #254216

Brylinger published the only 16th century edition of Luther’s Bible in Switzerland, published one of the earliest Greek and Latin diglot Bibles, and published a series of 8vo editions of the Bible with diglot and Greek-only text which was popular with students. Darlow & Moule makes no mention of this or any other Latin-only edition by Brylinger.
Front paste-down endpaper and front free endpaper display extensive annotations in Greek and Latin, presumably by Johannes Weneken. The marginal annotations provide a fascinating insight into how this book was used.

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