Printer: Robert Estienne (also known
as Robertus Stephanus) was a French printer and a classical
scholar. On of the things that is known about him is that
in his later life he converted religiously from Roman Catholicism
to Evangelism. It is also interesting to note that he produced
the first complete Bible divided into the same chapters and
verses that our modern Bibles have.
Robert Estienne received the title of Royal typographer
in 1539 . This appointment however, gave him no freedom from
censorship and persecution and as a result he had to flee
to Geneva where he restarted a publishing house. His printing
house produced many important books including several Vulgate
Bibles, the New Testament in Greek, a Latin translation from
Erasmus, a French Bible in 1553 and several writings of John
The book: the book that we are showing was written in
the same year of his flight. It must be from just before since
there is at the bottom written 'Parisiis' (Paris). His title
can also be found on the cover of the book: 'typographi Regii’
– Royal typographer'. The book has 26 pages.
The book was digitized by Google.