The Book of Joshua. 1488 Bible leaf.

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Incunable “Biblia Latina” leaf,1488

Coloured initials added by hand after printing.

Verso:  Two columns of Latin text printed in black in a gothic font on laid paper. Two three-line initials alternating in blue and red beginning the chapters.  Heading ‘Josue’.

Recto:  As Verso, with one coloured initial beginningChapter 19.

Printer:  Georgius Arrivabenus.

Origin:  Venice

Date:   February 27, 1488.

Content:  The text on Verso includes all of Chapter 20 and sections of Chapters 19 and 21. The red initial ’E; begins Chapter 20:

Et locutus est Dominus ad Iosue dicens loquere filiis Israhel et dic eis. separate urbes fugitivorum de quibus locutus sum ad vos per manum Mosi.  Ut confugiat ad eas quicumque animam percusserit nescius et possit evadere iram proximi qui ultor est sanguinis.

(And the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying: Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: Appoint cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you by the hand of Moses: That whosoever shall kill a person unawares may flee to them, and may escape the wrath of the kinsman, who is the avenger of blood.)

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 slight edge browning. The leaf is unconditionally guaranteed genuine.  Please note that shipping costs are invoiced separately.

Size: Leaf: approx. 215x160 mm. Printed area : approx.  175x120mm.

References:  Goff B-586, Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke 4263, Bod-inc B-295, Undorf 742

Item No:  PSA 142

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