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Sale 2438 | Lot 73
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
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Sale 2438 Lot 73
(BIBLE IN LATIN.) Single leaf from a paper copy of the Gutenberg Bible, with the text of Ecclesiasticus 16:14-18:29. Rubricated. Folio, 390x286 mm; minor marginal spotting and soiling. [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg & Johann Fust, 1455]
Estimate $40,000 - 60,000
Hain *3031; GW 4201; BMC I, 17; Goff B526; ISTC ib00526000. Hinged in a copy of A. Edward Newton, A Noble Fragment; being, A Leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, 1450-1455, with a Bibliographical Essay. Folio, original black morocco gilt by Stikeman, joints and cover edges rubbed, spine ends damaged; without the publisher's board slipcase. New York: Gabriel Wells, 1921. Laid in is a 1925 TLS from Wells acknowledging the original owner's order of this copy.