Biblia ad vetustissima exemplaria Nunc recens castigata. - Venice: eredi di Nicolò Bevilacqua, 1576. First edition of the first Bible illustrated by Bevilacqua with the official Lovain text. The numerous woodcuts are after Hans Holbein, Bernard Salomon and Pierre Eskrich. Fine 17th-century red morocco. Folio (362 x 246mm). Title within fine woodcut border and large woodcut of Saint Jerome repeated on *4, numerous woodcuts in text, initials and headpieces (without final blank, removed stamps on title and *4 with some losses, some other restorations). Fine 17th-century red morocco with gilt borders and edges (few tiny wormholes on spine, joints starting, light rubbing).

Estimate € 1,800 - 2,500