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1538 Greek New Testament

1538 Greek New Testament


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1538 Greek New Testament. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION. Printed in Basel by Thomas Platter, March 1538. Colophon M.D.XXXVIII. (see pics). Octavo. 5.5″ x 3.5″ x 1.6″. References: Adams B-1654; D&M 4611. Newer plain leather covers and end-pages, with tight binding. Clean pages throughout. Very difficult to find any Greek testaments prior to 1550, so this First Edition is a rare find, faults notwithstanding. Collation: 7-383; lacks initial title and first two leaves (p. 3-6), otherwise complete. Text begins at Matthew 5:29 and continues to the end of Revelation and the DATED colophon. Pages 365-372 w. irregularly cropped outer margins without loss of text; pages 373-383 with loss of 1-2 letters on the outer edge. Printer’s device (woodcut) at end. No tears or stains. Comes in a black, archival clamshell box for protection and preservation. [If complete w. the three missing pages, this Bible would be priced at $5,000.] FREE Priority shipping and Insurance.