DEUTERONOMY 4:21-6:22. “The Ten Commandments and Shema”. Printed in Basel, Switzerland, by Johann Froben, October 27, 1495. Octavo size: 5.75″ x 4.25″. One of the very earliest printed octavo Bibles, as handy for travel as the popular “pocket bibles” of the 13th century. Reference: Goff B598; GW 4275. Ruled in Red. With 2 hand-painted initials in RED and BLUE. In EXCELLENT condition; small worm streaks to lower inner margin (see pics). COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with gold seal and signature. Includes “Origins of the Vulgate Bible” with an English translation of important verses. Text recounts Moses giving the Ten Commandments to the People of Israel (Ch 5), and includes Israel’s Confession of Faith (Ch 6) beginning with “Hear/Shema O Israel”. These texts are translated on the COA.