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Title: Histoire de la Bible, contenant le vieux et le nouveau Testament par feu Mr. D. Martin Ministre du Sr. Evangile Utecht, enrichie de plus de trois cens cinquante Figures en Taille-Douce.
Description: Amsterdam, Chez Marten Schagen, Libraire sur le Nieuwendyk, l'Enseigne d'Erasme, 1724, 2 parts in one volume, large in-4, 29 x 21 cm, engraved frontispiece + title printed in red and black with engraved vignette + (6)nn pp (with dedication to Lieve Geelvinck, burgomaster of Amsterdam, with engraved vignette) + 310 pp (some pagination errors) ; engraved frontispiece + title printed in red and black with engraved vignette + (6) nn pp (preface) + 198 pp (some pagination errors 277-284 for 177-184), with index and world chronology, with 367 half-pages engraved vignettes in the text (151 after Jan Luiken , or Luyken ). Contemporary full calf, raised back with gilt compartments and red leather title label, binding with some expertly small restorations, but still a fine/good copy with a fine interior. David Martin (Revel en Languedoc 1639 - Utrecht 1721) was a French protestant who fled his country after the revocation of the ''Edict de Nantes''. He was the author of the French text of this so-called ''print bible'' which was a running commentary to the numerous illustrations. The text was translated in Dutch and used already in 1700 by the publisher Pieter Mortier for his ''Large Mortier Bible''; in 1703 he published the text, with illustrations again in a smaller format, '' the small Mortier Bible'', also called the ''Jan Luyken bible''. Our French edition is similar to this 1703 edition and contains 367 engravings. Many of these were made after designs made by Otto Elliger and 151 were designed and engraved by Luyken. .

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Price: EUR 900.00 = appr. US$ 978.16 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 29060