Bibliorum Sacrorum Vulgatae versionis

Printer François Ambroise Didot French
Author Josiah W. (Josiah Willard) Gibbs American

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2 volumes. Prefixed to v.1 is the dedication; Præfatio Romanæ editionis ann. 1592; and decree of Council of Trent. Text in double columns, with chapter headings and marginal references. v.1, Genesis to Ecclesiastes; v.2, Isaiah to Revelation, followed by Ad sapientiam ... exhortatio; Jerome's prologues, and prefaces; Index testimoniorum; and Hebraïcorum, Chaldæorum, Græcorumque nominum interpretatio.

Contemporary green morocco binding with arms of the book’s former owner, Charles-Philippe de France (1757-1836), comte d’Artois, later Charles X, with gilt ornamental leafy border and fleurons in all four corners; all edges gilt; red endleaves.

Providing the international common medium of scripture, the Vulgate Bible continued to be regarded as the standard scholarly Bible throughout most of the seventeenth century.

Bibliorum Sacrorum Vulgatae versionis, François Ambroise Didot (French, 1730–1804)

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