Zweite Oktav-Ausgabe von Estienne. – STC 54. Adams B 1036. Renouard 62, 2. Darlow/Moule 6127. Schreiber 83: "Estienne’s second 8vo edition of the Latin Bible (first in 1534), and one of which was felt to challenge conservatisme more blatantly than any of his previous editions. Robert here prints the Vulgate in parallel columns with an alternative translation: the Zürich version. This presentation of an alternative was considered an attack on the authority of the Vulgate. Furthermore, the two versions are flanked by columns of notes which, it was felt, betrayed Estienne’s own religious opinions, even though he claimed to have drawn them from lectures by the respected François Vatable. Both text and notes are printed in Estienne’s smallest type. This edition is very rare, and copies are practically never found in good condition." – Die Abfolge der einzelnen Teile von Schreiber etw. abweichend. – Vorsätze erneuert, Titel mit zahlr. Besitzvermerken von alter Hand und Randeinriß, Innengelenke gebrochen, etw. knapp beschnitten (Text nicht betroffen), letztes Bl. mit Ein – und Ausriß (kein Textverlust), gering gebräunt und kaum fleckig.
Second octavo edition by Estienne. – End-papers renewed, title with several ownership entries in old handwriting and with a tear in the margin, inner joints broken, slightly trimmed (text intact), last leaf with tear and tear-out (no text loss), slightly browned and hardly soiled. – Contemporary leather on wooden boards with spine label (spine slightly damaged, scratched and scuffed).