Printed by Joannes & Gregorius de Gregoriis de Forlivio. 1498, original, very substantial incunabula fragment of 18 in sequence large folio leaves, still bound. These large leaves are in sequence and are 523 years old. The leaves are in remarkably great condition considering their age. There are several woodcuts - two very large decorated initials, and nine smaller decorated initials.
Please see the photos - these are in order after the first two photos, moving in sequence through the fragment (not showing all pages due to the limit of 12 photos). The volume this fragment is from brought together all of St. Jerome's biblical commentaries dating from the fourth and fifth centuries. It was printed on August 25, 1498 in Venice. This fragment refers to The Book of Isaiah.
Isaiah was the 8th century BC Israelite prophet after whom the Book of Isaiah is named. Within the text of the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah himself is referred to as "the prophet", but the exact relationship between the Book of Isaiah and any such historical Isaiah is complicated. The traditional view is that all 66 chapters of the book of Isaiah were written by one man, Isaiah, possibly in two periods between 740 BC and 686 BC, separated by approximately 15 years, and that the book includes dramatic prophetic declarations of Cyrus the Great in the Bible, acting to restore the nation of Israel from Babylonian captivity.Another widely held view is that parts of the first half of the book (chapters 139) originated with the historical prophet, interspersed with prose commentaries written in the time of King Josiah a hundred years later, and that the remainder of the book dates from immediately before and immediately after the end of the exile in Babylon, almost two centuries after the time of the historical prophet. A beautiful substantial incunabula piece more than half a millennium old. All items are securely and well packed. Thank you for viewing my item. The item "1498 LARGE FRAGMENT of 18 LEAVES COMMENTARIA IN BIBLIAM, ORIGINAL Incunabula" is in sale since Saturday, February 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Books, Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "b_80" and is located in Strawberry Hills, NSW.
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