B118 Plantin Bible

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Biblia Sacra : quid in hac editione a thrologis louanien sibus praestitum sit, eorum praefatio indicat.

Antuerpiae : Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1583.

Bible. Latin. Vulgate. 1583.

Red leather 17th cent. Scottish or English binding, in ’cottage’ style, gold tooled, six raised bands, marbled endpapers, edges gilt.



Photograph of pages from the Plantin bible.

Typeface: Roman by Garamond; Italic by Granjon; two Hebrew faces cut for Daniel Bomberg; Paragon Greek of Granjon; Pica Greek of Pierre Haultin; Syriac cut for Plantin by Granjon; text set in Reale Romaine, 20pt.

Frontis. and six other plates engraved by Abraham de Bruyn after drawings by Crispin van den Broeck; thirty-six plates drawn by Pieter van der Borcht and engraved by de Bruyn and Wiericx.

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