1562 · Lugduni [Lyons]
16th-century printers seem to have been fond of printing these particular books of the Bible as a unit in small format for personal use. The palm-sized "poetical books" or "wisdom literature" do not survive in the appreciable numbers that the octavo and larger format whole Bibles or Testaments do. => In fact of this edition, in North American libraries we trace only this now deaccessioned copy and one other in a Canadian institution.
Pagan's variant of the famous Estienne printer's device appears on the title-page. Text is printed in roman type with occasional use of italic and Hebrew and a few nice historiated initials here and there. Early limp vellum, dust-soiled and gently cocked. Ex–seminary library with rubber-stamp on bottom edge of closed volume, others on front and rear pastedowns, bookplate at front, shadows of librarian's pencilling erased from title and verso. Light age-toning, small chipping to first and last few leaves, light inking on verso of front fly-leaf. (Inventory #: 37346)