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Printer of the 36-line Bible; Albrecht Pfister; Johann Gutenberg; George Amos Poole
|Notes:||"This is a portion of a severely trimmed leaf from a Bible thought to have been printed at Bamberg, perhaps by Albrecht Pfister, between 1458 and 1461. This Bible used type similar to that in the forty-two line Bible of Gutenberg, but the larger type here allowed only thirty-six lines to the page. The text of the thirty-six line Bible was based on the Gutenberg Bible, and for a time was considered by some scholars to have been printed earlier. The Lilly Library leaf, probably removed from a binding, begins with Wisdom, chapter VII, verse 25, and ends with Wisdom, chapter IX, verse 16. Some of the text has been lost due to a vertical cut in one of the columns. From the Poole collection"--The Bible in the Lilly Library, 1991, p. 7.
"The second edition of the Latin Bible, sometimes known as 'the Bamberg Bible' or 'the Pfister Bible'."--Darlow & Moule.
Title and imprint from Goff.
In gothic type, two columns, 36 lines. Capital spaces.
In Lilly Library fragment, space is filled in red; chapter numbers in red, rubricated.
|Description:|| leaf ; 33 x 21 cm., in slip case 44 x 30 cm.|