759. [Dutch - Antwerp]
Folio: [453 (of 454)] ff. (lacking final blank; cut short shaving printed marginalia, toned, occ. soiling or staining).
Probably a Dutch binding: old embossed calf over wood, bevelled edges, gilt-titled spine with 5 raised bands, tooled metal central and corner-pieces, metal joint strip, marbled endpapers (expertly rebacked and repaired, sl. rubbed). Good copy.
Dutch trsl. of the Lutheran Zürcher Bible of 1531 and the 1st Dutch Bible to contain the "Comma Johanneum" (1 Joh. 5:7). Jacob van Liesvelt was beheaded in Antwerp in 1545 after having published again a Luther Bible in 1542. Title in red and black within elaborate woodcut border. 114 woodcuts and a few woodcut tail pieces. Woodcut mark at the end. Printed in 2 col., in gothic type.
Ref. NKr 406. - Biblia Sacra 1534.B.dut.JvL.a (ext. descr.). - Darlow/Moule 3284. - Den Hollander 51. - Poortman I:82. - Not in Adams, Bibles Paris.
*** Prov. Long 16th-c. note in Dutch on VV7v (typed transcript loosely added). - Mod. gilt on white bookpl. bearing the Pease family motto "Pax et Spes" ("Peace and Hope"), i.e. from the collections of John William Pease, the First Baron Wardington (1869-1950) and of his son Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), collector of maps, atlases and Bibles. - Buijnsters-Smets (mod. bookpl.).
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