Bible. O.T. Hebrew. Plantin Press. 1565.
This six volume set, bound in calf and decorated on the spine with tooling overlaid with gold, was a product of the Christophe Plantin printing establishment. Plantin, a Frenchman, began to print in Antwerp about 1548 and made it a center of printing. His firm became one of the strongest in Europe with its foundry, bindery and bookshop. For over two hundred years it had a monopoly, granted by Rome, for the printing of Liturgical formularies. The Hebrew type for this edition was cut by Guillaume Le Be.[ME]
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