Original Leaf from the Kleine Print Bybel c. 1750. Ruth Adomeit.
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Original Leaf from the Kleine Print Bybel c. 1750.

Besoet, Jan (illus.)

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1991. 21pp. One of 60 copies of this miniature leaf book printed by Pall Bohne for Dawson's Book Shop. With an engraved, illustrated leaf from an extremely rare miniature two-volume picture-Bible, printed in The Hague by Daniel Langeweg, circa 1750. The original leaf contains a full-page wood engraving executed by Jan Besoet from the Book of Zechariah, chapter IV, verse 2, which depicts Zechariah's vision of a golden candlestick upon which a bowl, seven lamps, and seven pipes sat, with an olive tree on either side. The text of the book includes a brief essay by Ruth Adomeit on the history of this bible. Pall Bohne has added a note explaining how he made the endpapers using a technique called "Dutch Gilt," which is contemporary with Langeweg's "Bybel." Extremely fine in leather-backed patterned paper boards. (Adomeit C51; Bradbury, p. 66; Chalmers 196.5). (2 1/2 by 1 7/8; 64x47mm). Item #27397

Price: $500.00

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