Oct 20, 2009 - Sale 2190

Sale 2190 - Lot 207

Price Realized: $ 22,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
FIRST GREEK NEW TESTAMENT (BIBLE IN GREEK AND LATIN.) Novum instrumentu[m] omne. Greek text with Latin translation by Desiderius Erasmus, followed by his Annotationes. Woodcut borders, ornaments, and initials by Urs Graf. [28], 324; 672 [i. e., 676], [4] pages. 2 parts in one volume. 4to, 261x184 mm, 19th-century blind-stamped calf with morocco lettering piece, rebacked retaining original backstrip; occasional marginal soiling and dampstaining, some cropped early marginalia, title soiled and remargined on verso, border on 2a2r cropped along fore edge with outer corners off, large hole in register/colophon leaf repaired affecting a few words; embossed institutional stamp on title and a few other leaves. Morocco bookplate of Archibald McIntyre dated 1794. Basel: (Johann Froben, 1516)

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first edition of the new testament in greek, edited with Latin translation and commentary by Erasmus. "It formed the basis of the New Testament translations of both Luther and Tyndale and hence had profound influence on later Protestant versions of the Bible" (PMM). Darlow & Moule 4591; Printing and the Mind of Man 46.