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|Notes:||"This is the first Gutenberg facsimile ever printed in the United States and only the second in the world. The reproduction derives from the Ansel Verlag edition which was based on the copy in the Königlichen Bibliothek in Berlin and the copy in the Standischen Landes- bibliothek in Fulda, considered by authorities to be the most beautifully illuminated of the 47 copies known to exist." Colophon.
The text pages have been printed by lithography and the illuminated pages by sheet-fed gravure. The edition has been hand bound in two volumens and is limited to 1000 numbered sets, of which 996 are for sale.
Originally printed at Mainz, 1654 or 1655, in black and red. Rubricated in red. Initials and running titles in red and blue (most of the initials floriated or decorated with faces, animals, etc.) Many large initials illuminated in gold (one also in silver) and decorated in many colors (mostly with floral designs, but also with miniatures, birds, etc.), the decoration often filling one or more whole margins of the page.
|Description:||2 volumes : illustrations, facsimile ; 47 cm|
Biblia Sacra, Gutenberg
Incipit epistola sancti Hieronymi ad Paulinum presbyterum de omnibus divine historie libris-capitulu[m] primu[m]
Gutenberg 42-line bible