ROMANS 7:20-10:20. “The Children of God” (Ch 8). 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 3 hand-painted initials in RED and BLUE. FINE- condition; top margin shaved a bit; small hole at bottom line; moderate smudge on verso (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 expresses Paul’s understanding of who, exactly, become “children of God” through the fulfillment of God’s purpose for electing Israel and for creation itself — through Jesus Messiah. A high-point in Paul’s letter.