Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

"Figures of the Bible" – Lyon, 1565 – Numerous Woodcuts

Opening: $500
Sold for: $875
Including buyer's premium
Figure de la Biblia, illustrate de stanze tuscane, by Gabriel Symeoni. Lyon (France): Gulielmo Rouillio, 1565. Italian.
"Figures of the Bible", more than 250 woodcuts depicting biblical scenes as well as Solomon's Temple and its vessels, executed by French artist Pierre Eskrich. Accompanied by rhymed explanatory passages by Italian humanist, poet and translator Gabriele Simeoni (1509-1575).
• Bound with an additional volume printed at the same printing house in 1570:
Figura de Nuovo Testamento, Illustrate de versi vulgari Italiani – woodcuts illustrating the New Testament.
[147] leaves; [83] leaves (missing one leaf), 14.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tears and minor blemishes. Open tears to margins of title page, affecting text (the leaf is restored with paper). Handwritten notation to last page. Vellum binding, slightly damaged.
Bibles and Biblical Prints