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8: Facsimile color woodcuts of Lubeck Bible

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Title: Die 92 Holzschnitte der Lbecker Bibel aus dem Jahre 1494 von einem unbekannten Meister
Author: Wahl, Hanz, editor
Description: Title-page + 90 leaves printed on rectos only, each with a reproduction of a woodcut illustration (all but 1 hand-colored) and passages from the Bible. 34.3x25 cm. (13x9"), full pigskin with mock hinges, bound by Walter Tiemann. No. 34 of 75 copies printed on Van Gelder paper with hand-colored plates.Striking hand-colored reproductions of the woodcut illustrations by the anonymous "Master of the Lbeck Bible" who flourished in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, a Flemish manuscript illuminator and printmaker, named for this series of woodcuts he designed for a Bible printed in Lbeck, Germany, in 1494.
Heading: (Bible)Place Published: Weimar
Publisher: Gustav Kiepenheuer
Date Published: 1917


Spine well worn, partially perished, ribs exposed, joints cracked, edges rubbed; internally fine, very rare in the original limited edition.

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