Incunable Latin Bible leaf, 1487. Epistle to the Hebrews.

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Epistle of Paul to the Hebrews.

Decorated 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. One coloured initial in blue beginning chapter 11.

Recto: As Verso, with another coloured initial.

Printer: Georgius Arrivabenus

Origin: Venice

Date: February 27, 1487-88

Content: The leaf includes part of Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. The blue initial ‘E’ on Verso begins chapter 11: Est autem fides sperandorum substantia rerum argumentum non parentum. Fide intellegimus aptata esse saecula verbo Dei ut ex invisibilibus visibilia fierent.  (Now, faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not. By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God: that from invisible things visible things might be made).

Condition: This leaf is in very good/excellent condition, sharply printed and with original margins all round. There is a light stain in the top corner and very slight edge browning. The leaf is unconditionally guaranteed genuine.

Size:  Leaf: approx. 215x160 mm. Printed area : approx. 180x140mm.

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

Item No: PSA 094

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