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Bible. Latin. Vulgate. 1609.  Sacra Biblia vulgata editione, translat. ex Hebraeo sanctis Pagnini, transl. Romana ex Septuag. & Chaldaicae paraphrasis transl. congesta fratris Fortunati Fanensis Ordinis erem. S. Augustini studio et labore. Venetiis: Apud Antonium Pinellum, 1609. Folio (29.6 cm, 11.65"). 3 vols. in 2. I: [24], 1102, [2] pp. II: [8], 674 (i.e., 678, some pagination repeated), [10], 326, [34 (index)] pp.
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Fortunato Scacchi's edition, from the press of eminent Venetian printer Antonio Pinelli. These volumes present the Vulgate Latin version of the Pentateuch alongside Latin translations from the Hebrew (done by Pagninus), from the Septuagint (by Flaminio Nobili et al.), and the "Chaldee" paraphrase (as in the Antwerp Polyglot), laid out in four parallel columns across two pages. Joshua through Ezra appear in parallel columns with the Septuagint across the foot of each page, per the Vulgate and Pagninus, with subsequent books being variously given in that layout or with the Vulgate and Septuagint side by side; and the New Testament is given in the Vulgate and in the translation from the Syriac by Guido Fabritius Boderianus (Guy Le Fèvre de La Boderie).
        Each volume opens with an engraved title-page in an architectural border, highlighting the arms of Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The text columns are set in alternating roman and italic type, with ornamental capitals and attractive woodcut tailpieces; the title-pages (including the separate New Testament title) are printed in red and black, and the colophons feature the Pinelli tree device in an elaborate frame.
        Binding: Mid-18th centry mottled sheep, covers framed in gilt double fillets and board edges gilt also; spines with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels, raised bands, and gilt-extra compartments in filigreed, beaded patterns. The unusual, striking endpapers are of mauve paper gilt-stamped in an ornate pattern of acanthus leaves, pomegranates, and assorted flowers. Thanks to Sandrine Hermine Salières-Gagloff for identifying the paper as from the atelier of Iohann Wilhelm Meyer. II, of Ausgburg and dating from ca. 1755. All page edges marbled.

See Darlow & Moule 6201. Bound as above with sides scuffed, joints and edges rubbed; vol. I spine head pulling away and foot leather chipped partially revealing binding structure, vol. II with joints and spine extremities nicely refurbished. Vol. II with hinges (inside) and one leaf's margin neatly reinforced some time ago, and endpapers unevenly faded; vol. I and II title-pages and vol. I colophon mounted. Instances variously of small marginal worming or spotting; of short tears, closed or affecting a border or a few letters only; and of light waterstaining with a few leaves actually browned. One page with substantive annotation in Latin. => An edition not widely held institutionally, here in an impressive set.  (42015)   Please RESHELVE This.


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