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Heading: (Bible in Latin - Gutenberg Facsimile)
Author:
Title: Biblia Sacra - facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible
Place Published: [Patterson, NJ, & New York]
Publisher:[Pageant Books]
Date Published: [1961]
Description:


2 volumes. With initials and illuminations. (Folio) 45.5x.30 cm (18x12"), red cloth, beveled edges, each volume with folding cloth case. One of 1000 sets.



Fine facsimile of the first book to be printed with moveable type, the 42-line Bible of Johannes Gutenberg, printed circa 1450-55. This was the first Gutenberg facsimile printed in the United States, derived from the Insel Verlag edition which was based on the copy in the Koniglilchen Bibliothek in Berlin and the copy in the Standischen Landesbibliotheck in Fulda, considered by authorities to be the most beautifully illuminated of the 47 copies known to exist.

Condition

Some wear to boxes; volumes fine.

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Pagaent Books Facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price $1,000
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