THE GREAT POLYGLOT BIBLES, INCLUDING A LEAF FROM THE FIRST: THE COMPLUTENSIAN OF ACALÁ, 1514-17.

(San Francisco: [Printed by Lewis and Dorothy Allen at the Allen Press for] The Book Club of California, 1966). 394 x 286 mm. (15 1/2 x 11 1/4"). [5], [19], [6] leaves (the first five and final six leaves blank). ONE OF 400 COPIES.

Loose signatures within textured wrappers, as issued, the whole contained in the publisher's purple silk covered folding box, paper labels on front cover and spine. Three foliated and historiated initials, 72 illustrations (decorative borders and woodcuts, mostly from the Complutensian Bible). WITH AN ORIGINAL LEAF FROM THE COMPLUTENSIAN POLYGLOT BIBLE OF 1514-17. The leaf book printed in red, purple, and black. Disbound and Dispersed 144. A nearly mint copy, internally pristine.

This is an imaginatively designed and handsomely printed production featuring a leaf from the first and most famous polyglot Bible.
(CBJ1766)

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THE GREAT POLYGLOT BIBLES, INCLUDING A LEAF FROM THE FIRST: THE COMPLUTENSIAN OF ACALÁ, 1514-17. LEAF BOOK - POLYGLOT BIBLES, BASIL HALL.
THE GREAT POLYGLOT BIBLES, INCLUDING A LEAF FROM THE FIRST: THE COMPLUTENSIAN OF ACALÁ, 1514-17.
THE GREAT POLYGLOT BIBLES, INCLUDING A LEAF FROM THE FIRST: THE COMPLUTENSIAN OF ACALÁ, 1514-17.

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