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Leaf from the Second Printed Spanish Bible, 1602

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 19

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Sold as Otto F. Ege's Original Leaves from Famous Bibles: Nine Centuries, 1121-1935 A.D. Cleveland: Otto Ege, circa 1950, this collection consists of 37 original Bible leaves in mattes with descriptive labels. Three items are manuscript pages, while an additional 34 are printed. The leaves range in age from circa 1200 to 1935. During the years 1938-1950, Ege published portfolios under this title with 37, 50 and 60 leaves.

For preservation reasons, the leaves have been separated from their mattes, and enclosed in mylar. However, each matte and descriptive label has been retained with its original leaf where possible.

The descriptions consist mostly of transcriptions of the labels written by Ege.

Dates

  • 1602

Biographical / Historical

En Amsterdam, En Casa de Lorenco Jocobi

C. de Reina’s translation revised by C. de Valera, a Spanish monk who came under the influence of the Reformation, escaped from persecution in Spain, and took refuge in England, where he devoted the last twenty years of his life to this work, his “evening sacrifice.” Nearly two hundred years later (1793) a Spanish Bible was first printed on Spanish soil.

(Darlow and Moule 8475)

Extent

From the Collection: 5.3 Linear Feet (3 oversize boxes, one portfolio box)

Language

Spanish; Castilian

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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