05-31-2014 05-31-2014
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May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

Bible, Italian, La Bibbia. Cioe, i Libri del Vecchio, e del Nuovo Testamento , trans. Giovanni Diodati (1576-1649)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Bible, Italian, La Bibbia. Cioe, i Libri del Vecchio, e del Nuovo Testamento, trans. Giovanni Diodati (1576-1649) [Geneva: de Tournes], 1607.
First edition of Diodati's translation with notes, quarto, divisional titles printed within arabesque compartments; lacking the final ?blank leaf; large woodcut on title, printed in roman letter in two columns throughout, with varying degrees of side notes, bound in later full calfskin, defective; title page mounted, some spotting and toning to text leaves, 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.
This important Italian translation of the Bible was prepared by Swiss-born Calvinist theologian Giovanni Diodati from the Hebrew and Greek. Like the King James translation of the Bible in English, Diodati's translation is still valued by the Italian-speaking Protestant community today.
Estimate $800-1,000

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Giovanni Diodati