Oct 27, 2015 - Sale 2395

Sale 2395 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 2,500
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(BIBLE IN ARABIC AND LATIN.) Evangelium Sanctum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi. Arabic text of the Gospels with interlinear Latin translation. 150 text woodcuts after Antonio Tempesta. [8], 462, [1] pages, including half-title. Folio, 334x224 mm, early 19th-century 1/2 vellum with leather lettering piece, joints cracked, binding still sound, ink shelf number on spine; occasional severe browning, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary stamp on title and at beginning and end of text. (Florence, 1774)...

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The illustrations were originally used in the 1590 first edition of the Gospels in Arabic. Darlow & Moule 1643 note.