Old Testament 1539 Bible Leaf Second Book Of Maccabees Chapters 13-15.
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Old Testament 1539 Bible Leaf Second Book Of Maccabees Chapters 13-15.:
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TThis is a leaf of early printing from a Biblia Latina, Second Book of Maccabees Chapters 13-15. Printed at Lyons by Joannis Crispini in 1539. This is a close copy of Jacques and Jean Mareschal's Lyons Bibles of 1525. It is also closely related to Jacob Sacon's Bibles. Crispini, originally of the French/ Netherlands province of Artois printed for a time in Lyons before fleeing religious persecution and opening a press in Geneva in 1548. He died of the plague in 1572. The leaf measures 340 x 240 mm. in totality and contains 70-lines of gothic type printed double column in Latin with 4-line historiated letters beginning each chapter. The verso contains the same amount of lines, type & layout. (Fairfax Murray 36, Not in Darlow & Moule) This leaf contains staining. lt;
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