Oct 17, 2017 - Sale 2457

Sale 2457 - Lot 31

Price Realized: $ 5,980
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The.holie.Bible. Numerous text woodcuts, chiefly after the illustrations by Virgil Solis for the 1560 Frankfurt Luther Bible. [25] (of [26]), 128; 185 (of [186]); 204; 118; 149 (of [150]) leaves, with the general title, 14 other preliminaries, and 12 text leaves supplied in facsimile; lacks blank after preliminaries, Job, and Revelation. Mostly printed in black letter. 5 parts in one volume. Folio, 380x262 mm, old calf over wooden boards with brass center- and cornerpieces, rebacked, missing 3 cornerpieces from rear cover; varying soiling and marginal dampstaining, worst on opening leaves, some leaves cropped or remargined with loss to sidenotes or other text, several leaves silked, corners torn off F1 and F6-8 in second part, restored with text in facsimile, and off O4 in fourth part with text loss. sold as is. (London: R. Jugge), [1568]

Additional Details

first edition of the bishops' bible, the most lavishly illustrated folio Bible in English, which replaced the Great Bible for church use. Luborsky & Ingram/STC 2099. Herbert 125.