Section 6. The First Printed Bibles

46. Mammotrectus super Bibliam by Giovanni Marchesini

Basel, Johann Amerbach, c.1480. National Library of Belarus, Minsk

Mammotrectus super Bibliam is a reference book for studying the Bible text. This is one of the most important texts for the Franciscan scholars of late Medieval period. It was created for the clergy education. Its text in Latin was compiled by the Franciscan monk John (or Giovanni) Marchesini in late 13th c. The presented edition was printed in 1480 in the printing house of a famous Basel printing pioneer Johann Amerbach.