Lot 24: Leaf from Complutensian Polyglot Bible 1517

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2017-05-30 10:03:17

Lot 24

Heading: (Bible - Polyglot) Title: Original leaf from the Complutensian Polyglot Bible of Alcala. Place Published: Alcala de Henares. Publisher: Arnald Guillen de Brocar. Date Published: 1514-1517. Description: Printed in Hebrew, Latin & Greek, in 3 parallel columns. (folio) 36.5x26 cm. (14¼x10¼") Original printed leaf, from the book of Amos, signed ll.ii. From the first printed polyglot of the entire Bible, initiated and financed by Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436-1517) and published by Complutense University. Of the 600 printed six-volume sets, only 123 are known to have survived. Condition: Some even toning/darkening, short marginal tear at top edge; very good.

Estimate: $300-500

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