Biblia sacra, vulgatae editionis, Sixti V. Pont. Max. authoritate recognita. Nunc vero iussu cleri gallicani denuo edita.


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8 vol., (22, incl. engr. title)-768, 714-(1), 622, 266-(3-1 bl.) -267/648, 780, 583-(1), 480-144, 447-(56) p. 12mo. H. 16,5 x W. 10 x D. 3,7 cm. (light damp stain at top margin vol. I). Contemporary red morocco “à la Du Seuil”, covers with double gilt-ruled border and gilt corner pieces, richly gilt decorated spines with 5 raised bands (joints slightly rubbed, some small repairs at heads or tails), gilt sides, gilt inside dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. This Paris Bible was printed by the decision of the “Assemblée du clergé” of 1650. A fully ruled copy with wide margins. Engraved frontispiece in vol. I. Titles vol. II-V with the date “1651”. Woodcut mark in fine vol. II. Ref. Darlow & Moule 6221 note. – Bibles Paris 1040. – Brunet I:879. – BnF. Provenance: Ex dono of Mr. des Places Gaultier to Janneaux, 1680 (manuscript mention in each volume). Very nice copy.