BIBLE. Prophetæ, Isaias, Jeremias, Baruch, Ezechiel, Daniel Cum Duodecim aliis minoribus. Antverpiæ, In ædibus Viduae & hæredium Ioannis Stelfii [colophon: Amatus Tavernerius], 1569.
12mo., eighteenth-century full calf, later morocco and gilt lettering piece to the spine, all edges red; ff.373, ; gatherings dd and cc misbound after ee, the upper edges trimmed, in a few cases affecting the headings, woodcut device on title-page, old ink inscription to the title 'Ex libri Joam Tobin'.
The humanist, editor and printer Plantin had started the Antwerp tradition of small format collections of Old Testament prophets, 'with 12 minor ones' in 1564. This Tavernier printing is also found with the imprints of Johannus Steelsius and Arnold Birckmann. The printer Ameet Tavernier (1522-1570) was a punchcutter and probably of Spanish extraction. He is considered to be one of the most important punch cutters of Antwerp, whose influence reached far beyond the Netherlands. All editions are very rare, with OCLC apparently not locating a single edition with this imprint. KVK shows copies at about 15 continental libraries.
Stelfius apparently also published a New Testament in 1570 (one copy recorded at Glasgow University Library).
Pettigree and Walsby [editors], Netherlandish Books. Books Published in the Low Countries and Dutch Books printed before 1601, no. 4392 (not mentioning the colophon). De Backer-Sommervogel I, col. 1238 no. 37.