BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FRENCH BIBLES, FIFTEENTH AND SIXTEENTH CENTURY FRENCH LANGUAGE EDITIONS OF THE SCRIPTURES.
- Genève: Librairie Droz S.A., 1983.
- xvii, 548,  pages
Price: $65.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 138411
First edition of this valuable reference book. Spine lightly faded, else a near fine copy.
From the introduction: "The 554 entries in the present work include van Eys's 362 separate entries [in his Bibliographie des Bibles et des Nouveaux Testaments en langue française des XVme et XVIme siècles], plus other editions, issues, or states mentioned in notes to entries or in his tables. In addition, there are entries for 109 verified editions, issues, or states that were unknown to van Eys. Another 63 entries were picked up from LeLong or other bibliographies, some of which are proven ghosts and none of which have known extant copies. Finally, a few entries merely serve as cross references. Not only is the number of bibliographical entries greatly increased, but the number of libraries covered as well. .The aim of this descriptive catalogue is to present, in separate entries, a standardized, comprehensive bibliographical description of "ideal copy" of every French-language edition of the Bible and New Testament published in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries...Each entry is identified by a number and a code. An entry includes transcription of title page, often accompanied by a photograph in reduced format; bibliographical description; outline of contents; representative references; all known (and putative) locations in public repositories in Europe and America; brief commentary on the edition. In the case of separate issues, re-issues, and sometimes page-for-page copies of an edition, the reader is referred to the first-mentioned issue of the edition for full description." From the reference library of Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts with their bookplate included.