Mar 09, 2017 - Sale 2438

Sale 2438 - Lot 73

Price Realized: $ 52,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 60,000
(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, small v-shaped clean tear toward top of blank outer margin. [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg & Johann Fust, 1455]

Additional Details

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.