First Epistle of Paul to Timothy. Incunable Bible leaf


Incunable “Biblia Latina” leaf,1487-88


                              First Epistle of Paul to Timothy

                  Delicately illuminated initials added by hand after printing


Verso:  Two columns of Latin text printed in two sizes in black in a gothic font on laid rag paper.  Four coloured initials alternating in blue and red, with two having delicate internal and external penwork. 


Recto:  As Verso, with two further coloured initials.


Printer:  Georgius Arrivabenus


Origin:  Venice


Date:   February 27, 1487-88


Content:  The leaf includes part of the First Epistle of Paul to Timothy.  The large red initial ‘P’ on Verso begins the Epistle:  Paulus apostolus Christi Iesu secundum imperium Dei salvatoris nostri et Christi Iesu spei nostrae.  Timotheo dilecto filio in fide gratia misericordia pax a Deo Patre et Christo Iesu Domino nostro.  Sicut rogavi te ut remaneres Ephesi cum irem in Macedoniam ut denuntiares quibusdam ne aliter docerent.  (Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the commandment of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope. To Timothy, his beloved son in faith. Grace, mercy and peace, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord.  As I desired thee to remain at Ephesus when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some not to teach otherwise).


Condition:  This leaf is in very good/excellent condition, sharply printed and with original margins all round.   The coloured initials remain bright and unfaded. There is very slight edge browning. The leaf is unconditionally guaranteed genuine.


Size:  Size of leaf: approx. 215x160 mm. Printed area : approx.  180x140mm.  Presented in a museum quality mat, ready for framing.  Please note that packing and postage is invoiced separately.  Within Australia: $22.50.  Overseas: ask for quote


References:  Goff B-586, Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke 4263, Bod-inc B-295

Item No:  PSA 091

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