A RARE FIND OF THIS SUPERB 1725 EXTENSIVELY ILLUSTRATED DUTCH
LUTHERAN BIBLE. BOUND IN ITS ORIGINAL TOOLED CALF BINDING, OAK
BOARDS AND METAL CORNERS. FULLY RESTORED WITH A NEW SPINE, OLD CALF
LEATHER RELAID. - with 178 PAGES OF PLATES & 5 MAPS !!
''Biblia Dat Is De Gantsche H.Scriftuure / Vervatende Alle De
Boecken Des Ouden Ende Nieuwen Testaments; Uyt D.M.Lutherus
Hoogduytsche Bybel . Met Nieuwe Zeer Keuyrlyke Aanteekeningen, Of
Ophelderingen, Accurate Summarien , Gelykluydende Texten, Bybelsche,
En Meer Andere Nutte Aanwyzingen, Geshikt Volgens De Annotatien Van
Den Eerwaardigen Heere Mr Nicholas Haas, Past.Prim.En Inspector Te
Budiszin''. Amsterdam : Samuel Schoonwald. 1725
Engraved frontis & engraved portrait of Martin Luther. Additional
printed title. Separate half titles to second part of O/T and also
the Apochrypha. Printed title page to the New Testament. The plates are split into 148 single full page plates plus 15 double
page plates (148 + 30 leaves of plates= 178 leaves). In excellent condition for a bible that is nearly 300 years old.
Bound in full contemporary calf binding over thick beveled oak
boards. Restored in antiquarian quality. The bible has been respined
and the old leather relaid. Blind tooled windows and central lozenge
to both boards. Heavy raised bands. With all plates and maps still
present. In very good, clean condition with only minimal reading
wear. Some paper edge wear, small smudges etc throughout (see
pictures). Two original metal corners to each board along with the
original hasps on each board. (No leather clasps present).
An astounding pleasingly illustrated antique Dutch Bible!