Biblia Latina (fragment). [Incipit epistola sanct Hieronymi ad Paul.Presbyterum.]. [Venice: Franz Renner de Heilbronn 1480]. 8vo/4to. Measurement of leaves: 24×16.5 cm. Two columns, 51 lines in each column. Some leaves with the watermark of a small six petaled flower. With elegantly hand-coloured initials (red and blue) throughout. Handwritten notes (in Danish) regarding the bible on front free endpaper from a previous owner (20th century). Minor dampstaining in top margin throughout. 158 leaves (from leaf 261 (sign. 4) to leaf 422 (sign. 18.12). Not complete, missing leaf 313, 340, 397 and 422. Includes: The Book of the Prophets from Jeremiah 10 and the full New Testament and can thus be considered the last half of the Bible, however, Hebrew notes are missing. Bound in modern half morocco with wooden boards.
A beautiful example of early Venetian printing.
Literature: Haebler: Handbuch der Inkunabelkunde.
Provenance: Flemming Erik Pedersen (1931–2020).