1599 Stunning Illustrated Folio Martin Luther Biblia - German Bible
- Gorgeously decorated binding
Size: FOLIO 13.5" x 9" x
Publisher: Christian Egenoff, Erben, Germany
VERY GOOD+ CONDITION
Biblia : das ist: die gantze Heylige Schrifft, Teutsch Doct. Mart. Luth. Jetzundt von neuwem, nach der letzten Edition, so D. Mart. Luth. vor seinem End selbst durchlesen, mit sonderm fleiß corrigiert: Und mit nützlichen Summarien, uber alle Capitel, durch den Ehrwirdigen Herrn Petrum Patientem, D. und der Churf. Pfaltz, &c. Generat Superintendenten, zugericht: Sampt zwey neuwen notwendigen Registern, Auch mit schönen Figuren gezieret.
Frankfurt: Christ[ian]. Egen[olff]. Erben., 1599
A beautiful 1500s pigskin folio German Luther Bible printed by the heirs of the famous Frankfurt printer Christian Egenolff! Original darkened pigskin-vellum tooled and detailed binding over thick and heavy boards, with raised bands on the spine; professionally rebacked at one point, as shown, with the pastedowns and EPs also refreshed. Hinges, joints, and binding firm and very sturdy. Includes engraved title page for main title printed in red and black with beautful detailed woodcut designing, as well as an engraved title for the New Testament, as shown. Printed in Fraktur black letter type; text printed in two columns; head- and tailpieces; initials; printed marginal notes. Illustrations also include tons of in-text woodcut illustrations made from woodblocks derived from designs by Virgil Solis.
VERY GOOD condition - Internally, Bible in nice shape. The main title is lacking a small chip at the corner and has been laid down, also the first couple of pages have a very small hole towards the right side in the middle of the page area, nothing major at all. A few small stains, blemishes and marks, as with age; NT has small inscription at the foot, else fine. Complete lest for Prophets sectional title. Main and NT engraved titles present as are all other leaves.