Four parts in five volumes, folio (330x240 mm). I:  leaves (of 299, wanting the a1 blank leaf). Collation: a10 b8 c-l10 m10+1 n-z10 &10 [con]10 [rum]10. II: 292 leaves. Collation: aa-zz10 &10 [con]10 [rum]10 aaa10 bbb10 ccc12. III: 244 leaves. Collation: AA-YY10 ZZ10 &&10 [con]10. IV: 176 leaves. Collation: VVV-ZZZ8 1-188. V: 210 leaves. Collation: 19-438, 4410. 1221 leaves in total. Text in the Gothic font in two columns, enclosed in comments, woodcuts in the texts. Beautiful copy. Half vellum and uniform bindings from mid twentieth century, marbled pasteboards. (5)
Composite set consisting in three volumes (of 4, wanting the last volume containing the Apocalisse) edition of the Bible with notations by Nicolaus de Lyra printed by Boneto Locatello in 1489 and of the two volumes that make up the edition of annotations of De Lyra date to be Paganino Paganini prints in 1495. In Volume I and III several beautiful woodcuts, which have the important distinction of being the first illustrations of a Bible printed in Italy.
Among these, there are two beautiful images that represent the construction of Noah's Ark. The first page of each volume has a wonderful woodcut initial depicting a seated monk in front of a bookstand. Magnificent edition, the first Bible in which the ordinary and the interlinear gloss is printed along with the Postilla perpetuae in universa Biblia of Nicholas de Lira, extensive and exhaustive comments to the entire biblical text that was reprinted several times in the course of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In the first fifty footnotes Nicholas de Lira talks about the perpetual or literal sense of Sacred Scripture, while in the remaining thirty talks about mystical sense or morality. Volume I-III: HC 3168*; GW 4291; BMC V 437; IGI 1688; Goff B-616; Volume IV-V: HC 3174*; GW 4283; BMC V 458; IGI 1691; Goff B-608.