Lugduni: Apud Haered. Seb. Gryphi, 1558.
478 p.; 333, ,  pp. 108 woodcut vignettes by repetition of 78 blocks, by Jacques Le Fevre. Printer's griffin device on title-page. 2 vols. 16mo. 19th-century polished calf; joints starting, spine of first volume chafed; vol. I title soiled, worn and remargined at gutter, some toning and soiling to text throughout. Baudrier VIII, 290; Mortimer, French 16th Century Books, 90 (edition of 1560); OCLC: 551931968 (locates one copy). Item #303259
Published by Sebastian Gryphius, a German bookseller and printer who settled in Lyon in the 1520s. Described by Febvre and Martin as the "Prince of the Lyon book trade" in the 1540s, he supported local humanist culture and used the italic type developed by Aldus Manutius to print compact, beautiful books.
A famous illustrated New Testament, important “chiefly because of its influence on Bernard Salomon's New Testament cuts”.
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