Complete, Miniature Bible – Antwerp, 1573-1574 – Two Volumes in Original, Elegant Leather Bindings

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Five Books of the Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1573-[1574]. Two miniature volumes.
All 24 books of the Bible in their entirety, without vocalization and cantillation marks.
Two volumes, bound in elegant red, gilt-decorated leather bindings, with original decorative endpapers. The volumes are placed in original leather cases, with owner's initials: "R.L".

Two volumes. Vol. I (Torah and Neviim Rishonim): [2], 318 pages, [2] blank pages; 271 pages, [1] blank page. Vol. II (Neviim Acharonim and Ketuvim): 287 pages, [1] blank page; [1], 3-352 pages. Approx. 10 cm. Gilt edges. Most leaves in good condition. Stains, including dampstains. Tear to title page of vol. I (leaf mounted on paper for reinforcement), and open tears to title page of vol. II, affecting text. Minor tear to one leaf of vol. II, affecting text. Marginal worming to several leaves of vol. II. Leaves trimmed with minor damage to text in several places. Handwritten inscriptions on verso of title page of vol. II. Original leather bindings, in leather cases. Blemishes to bindings and cases.

Early Printed books
Early Printed books