CONCORDANTIAE BIBLIORUM id est, Dictiones Omnes quae in Vulgata Editione Latina Librorum Veteris et Novi Testamenti leguntur, ordine digestae, et ita distinctae, ut Maximae et absolutissimae (quas offert haec Editio) Concordantiae dici possint. Opus Sacrarum literarum studiosis, non minus utile quam necessarium. Nunc tandem post omnes, quae hactenus prodierunt editiones, a multis mendis repurgatum, necessariis distinctionibus illustratum, vocum multarum numero locupletatum, aliisque subsidiis ornatum, quae subiecta ad Theologiae studiosos admonitio demonstrat.
Frankfurt am Main], Heirs of Andreas Wechel: Claude Marne & Joannes Aubri 1600 Woodcut printer's mark and a few woodcut head- and tail-pieces. . Folio fine English blindstamped Calf Binding attrib. to John Westall of Oxford c1606-1617 with 24 medallion heads between stylized foliage signed I.W. Restored by Trevor Hickman, bookbinding lecturer at Leicestershire College of Art, with his bookplate & binding details in pencil on new endpapers. All Edges Rouged Titlepage with Wechel printer's device but no place of imprint +pp Prefaces + 986pp with page numbers 869-70 left out but 871-2 used twice in succession. Pages 1-95 un-numbered p96 has last two and a bit columns of AZE- to AZY and then start of BAA but all un-numbered previous pages are present signatures starting from A1. Printed in 4 columns per page. Faint marginal damp mark to upper margin soon fading out, some worming to margins usually just a few pin prick sized holes but in the V's some tracks again all marginal, no text affected. *Early Concordance (Adams B1962) in splendid Oxford binding. In the Preface, the anonymous editor credits the Frankfurt printers Marnius and Aubrius for this project: "viri pij, de literis & literatis iam-pridem optime meriti, quum de Latinis Concordantiis excudendis suscepissent consilium, & nostram opellam ea in re petissent, hunc ordinem sequi visum est". He dates the Preface Nonis Februariis, anno primo seculi Millesimi sexcentesimi  and cites six previous Concordances 1555-1584 on which this work is based. The printers Johann Aubry (d.1601) & Claude de Marne (d.1610) were sons-in-law of Andreas Wechel and his heirs in the business. Another copy of this book was owned by Francis Bacon (1561-1626) who recorded the price he paid, 13s 4d (Book Auction Records 1909).
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