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BIBLIA SACRA

Vulgatae Editionis

Latin Vulgate Bible according to the "Clementine" edition

 

Beautifully typeset and illustrated by Desclee, Lefebvre, & Assoc.

under the 

Society of St. John the Evangelist

in 1901 A.D.

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Cover image of original "Classic edition"

The reprinted edition will feature a very similar cover

Sample page from the upcoming new reprint -Click page to expand-

After many years of anticipation, I am proud to be reprinting the magnificent Latin Vulgate Bible published by the Society of St. John the Evangelist, 120 years ago.  These Vulgate bibles are a true icon of Catholic history and can be described as a "modern adaptation of a medieval manuscript."  When I obtained my first second hand copy of this bible, way back in 2008, I was mesmerized by several things:  1) The engravings that illustrate the Crucifixion, the Holy Trinity, biblical scenes, etc... 2) The biblical text itself is beautiful and arranged in a manner very pleasing to the eye 3) The "extras"- headings that introduce each chapter, Old and New Testament cross references, and the indices/glossaries in the back of the Bible. At that point in my life, I did not even know Latin- I just wanted one on my coffee table to show off to my Catholic friends!  I knew one thing- I must reprint this.

UPDATE 11/22/21:  GOOD NEWS- The first printing has been initiated!

If there are no further unforeseen delays- copies will be available for purchase by the middle of December 2021. More updates to come.

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NOTE: This is a pre-release, informational page only. To avoid any risk on your or my part, I will not be setting up a pre-order system. The reprint will be available for purchase when the first printing run is in my possession. 

New Reprint Specifications

-Exact facsimile of original, true to original with no additions or subtractions

(other than some repairs to the scans to improve legibility)

-"Soft Touch" matte laminated hardcover 

-6" wide by 9" tall

-984 pages

-40# off-white paper 

-2 color maps on 70# matte paper

-colored headbands and end sheets

-Printed and bound in the USA

Please visit my Desclee Vulgate page for detailed information and history on this particular edition of the Latin Vulgate Bible.

THE VULGATE- PAR EXCELLENCE

Also, I've attempted to chronicle my progress on this project- which I began thinking about way back in 2008.

THE VULGATE PROJECT

Features:

-Complete text of the Latin Vulgate Bible, Old and New Testaments with "extra-canonical" books of the Old Testament.

-Entirely in Latin

-Text edited according the Vatican Edition of the Clementine Vulgate of 1598 A.D.

-Fully cross referenced between Old and New Testaments and vice versa

-Chapter headings

-Engravings that illustrate biblical scenes at the beginning of many books of the bible

-Text is arranged for excellent readability and typeset in a beautiful Elzevirian font

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Contents:

-Map of Palestine, at the time of Our Savior

-Front matter: title page, imprimatur, note to the reader, preface to the Vatican edition of the Vulgate 1592 AD,

 -Decree concerning the canonical scriptures, from the Council of Trent- fourth session,

-Remembrance of Pope Clement the 8th.

-Prefaces of St. Jerome

-Table of Contents

-Old Testament

-Map of the travels of St. Paul

-New Testament

-"Extra-canonical" books of the Old Testament: Prayer of Manassseh, 3rd and 4th Books of Ezra

-Index of Testimonies of Christ and the Apostles

-Interpretation of Biblical Names

-Index to the Bible

-Index of Epistle and Gospel readings used in the Roman Missal

A few additional sample pages, presented below:

Click on the image to open a PDF

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"The Last Gospel"

The Comma Johanneum

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The Prophet Daniel