The 1462 Fust & Schoeffer Bible. Eberhard Koenig.
The 1462 Fust & Schoeffer Bible.
The 1462 Fust & Schoeffer Bible.
The 1462 Fust & Schoeffer Bible.
The 1462 Fust & Schoeffer Bible.
(15th Century)

The 1462 Fust & Schoeffer Bible.

Akron & Evanston: Bruce Ferrini /Hamill & Barker, 1993. Folio. 40pp. One of 166 copies. With an original leaf from the fourth edition of the Latin Bible, printed by Gutenberg's successors. The leaf contains text from Deuteronomy 9:17 through 12:6, a significant passage in which Moses returns from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments and places them in the Ark of the Covenant, and God sets out his plan to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land. It is adorned with with a very pleasing ten-line initial "I", as well as a two-line initial "A", and a three-line initial "H" on the verso. Leaves from the Penteteuch are rare; a leaf with a significant passage such as this one is rarer still. Koenig, a noted authority and scholar of fifteenth-century manuscripts and German incunabula, proposes in the accompanying essay that this fragment is the only known copy of the 1462 Bible to have been illuminated in England for the English market. Text includes a census of extant copies of the 1462 Bible and an introduction by Christopher de Hamel. Bound in quarter leather and paper-covered boards. The book and the original leaf are housed in a protective cloth folding case. Announcement laid in. Fine. Item #27619

(Chalmers 202).

Price: $8,500.00

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