Biblia : quid in hac editione praestitum sit, vide in ea quam operi praeposuimus, ad lectorem epistola.

Accession number: 
PML 125449-50
Uniform title: 
Bible. Latin. Vulgate. 1545.
Lutetiae : Ex officina Roberti Stephani ..., 1545.
Gift of the Estate of Dr. Beatrice Bishop Berle, 1994.
5 parts in 2 v. : ill. ; 21 cm

"R. Stephanus' second 8vo ed. the Zurich version (reprinted from the edition of 1543--see no. 6124) is here printed in parallel columns with the Vulgate. The margins contain notes which profess to be drawn from memoranda made by friends of the editor during the lectures of F. Vatablus (see no. 6117), but they appear to be coloured--to some extent at least--by the religious opinions of R. Stephanus himself. Some of these notes had already appeared, together with a selection of variant readings, in a quarto edition of the Pentateuch printed by R. Stephanus in 1541"--Darlow & Moule.
Notes are incorporated in a framework around the texts.
Printer's device on t.p.
Title surrounded by decorative frame.
Includes Apocrypha and Psalms at end of N.T.
The Zurich version (C. Froschauer, 1543) is here printed in parallel columns with the Vulgate, which is in the inside margin and the Zurich version on the outside margin. The inside margin contains subject headings, references and variants, while the outside margin contains notes.
An appendix contains: Diffusiores in priores psalmos annotationes, with the text of the Zurich version of Psalms I-LXXII [55, 1 p. (last page blank)].

Contemporary French olive-green goatskin, gilt and painted interlace, with addorsed HDD cipher and triple crescent moons of Henri II and Diane de Poitiers; tools (formerly?) assigned to C. de Piques on spine but possibly bound by Gommar Estienne (see Hobson, Humanists and Bookbinders, 209-10); remains of 4 pairs of fabric (silk?) ties. Paul Needham judges this a medium-luxury binding with emblems honoring Diane and Henri II, rather than a presentation binding for her.
Henry II and Diane de Poitiers (armorial binding); Damascene Morgand (bookseller), ticket inside lover cover of vol. I; Cortlandt F. Bishop (CFB 248); Beatrice Bishop Berle.