Venice: Apud Haeredes Nicolai Bevilaquae & socios, 1578. A Latin bible with attractive woodcut illustrations by Nicolai Bevilacqua. Hand written early owner's name of 'Marci Bizzarri". 1118pp of 1126 pages, lacking the last 8pp. About 600 woodcut illustrations which are remarkably fresh.
8vo, 7 3/4 x 6 1/4". Praefatio, Prologus , Epistola S. Hieronymi , Praefatio, Index Testimoniorum , , 1-1118pp. Old Testament 1-828pp; Hieronymiin Evangelistas ad Damasum, Praefatio 829-30; New testament, Sanctumiseum Christi Evangelium Secundum Matthaeum 831- 1050pp; New Testament ends p 1050; Hebraicorum Chaldeaeorum 1051-1056; Index Rerum et Sententiarum 1057-1106; Index Epistolarum et Evangeliorum 1107-1114; Proprium Sanctorum 1115 - 1118. 600 illustrations, title page with elaborate engraved woodcut images, large first initials to paragraphs, numerous small decorated initials, tailpieces and other decorations. Title page toned and slt. marked, reinforced on the verso with paper that obscures some early writing. Very light scattered foxing, a couple of pages in Matthew browned. Overall, clean throughout.
Bound in early 20th c (?) 3/4 vellum and decorated paper. Vellum dusty but completely intact. Paper slt. rubbed at edges with a small chip at on front board, but very bright. Edges with remains of blue tinting.
OCLC: 797346555 cites 5 locations, all in Italy. Item #25653