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Bible in Latin
Bible in Latin
Bible in Latin, 1478
Printed in Venice in 1478 by Leonard Wild of Ratisbon, this is a very early printed edition of the Bible in Latin, and an example of fine but plain printing, with unfilled spaces left for decorative capital letters. It is also one of the oldest printed books to be found in any Australian collection.

Printed book (456 leaves), 31.9 x 20 cm
The University of Western Australia Library, Scholars’ Centre, Rare Book Collection

Caption: Toby Burrows
Photo: Ron D’Raine, D’Raine Images