LUKE 3:24-5:34. “Temptation & Rejection”. 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 two (2) hand-painted initials in BLUE. FINE+ condition; both sides (recto and verso) with unusual, contemporary highlighted first words (see pics). COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with gold seal and signature. Includes “Origins of the Vulgate Bible” with an English translation of some important verses. Text includes Jesus’ Temptation in the desert, and his rejection in Nazareth. Some texts are translated on the COA.