1725 Illustrated Elephant Folio Martin Luther Biblia - German Bible - Original Vellum Binding with corners and clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1725 Illustrated Elephant Folio Martin Luther Biblia - German Bible - Original Vellum Binding with corners and clasps
Size: ELEPHANT FOLIO 16" x 10" x 4.5"
Publisher: Johann Andrea Endters, Nurnberg, Germany
VERY GOOD+ CONDITION
Bible is SOLD
VERY RARE - SCARCE EARLY EDITION - ISSUE
RARE EARLY LIMITED EDITION of a CELEBRATED WORK.
VERY RARE - SCARCE ILLUSTRATED LUTHERAN BIBLE
FINE ORIGINAL VELLUM BINDING
MASSIVE THICK ELEPHANT FOLIO 16" x 10" inches (LxB). 4.5" INCHES THICK.
MARTIN LUTHER'S FAMOUS BIBLIA with 155 ORIGINAL ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS - 9 FULL PAGE

BIBLIA DAS IST Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft  Altes und Newes Testaments Durch D. Martin Luther verteutscht

NUREMBURG. : Johann Andrea Endters, MDCCCXXV, 1725 [published date: 1725]. Rare Early edition.  Pp. [68], 1181 [20] pages with 155 Copper engraved plates of which there are 9 full page engraved plates, some pages with 4 different images of Biblical scenes & 146 engraved half page illustrations, flourished initials throughout, with annotations. Fine original contemporary full vellum binding, with ornate blind stamped/tooled designs, over wooden boards, spine with 6 thick raised bands, 6 (of 8) brass corner bosses, leather straps and both brass clasps present. Includes the full page New Testament engraved title and half title pages. Collated, complete as issued. A classic work.
CONDITION REPORT: VERY GOOD+ CONDITION. A rare book in an original contemporary full fine vellum binding, with ornate blind stamped/tooled designs, over wooden boards, 5 raised bands on spine. With 2 (of 8) etched corner bosses on front & back covers, 2 etched brass clasp catches, with clasps, some wear/tear, scuffing, soiling to covers, spine ends & corners, the pages with some age toning, soiling and browning, are generally clean & bright, the binding is tight & intact. The vellum is smooth & supple to the touch.

An amazingly beautiful German Bible/Biblia
 
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