A leaf from the Gutenberg Bible : Ezekiel 37:11 to 39:7.

Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[Mainz : Printer of the 42 line Bible, ca. 1450-1455]
Description
1 leaf ([2] p.) : col. ; 36 x 27 cm.

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Subject(s)
Printer
Notes
  • Cover title.
  • On paper.
  • Two columns of 42 lines each.
  • Rubricated.
  • Accompanying text describes leaf as acquired and sold by the Scribner Book Store in 1953. Originally part of an imperfect copy found in a peasant's hut in Olewig, near Trier by the librarian Wyttenbach.
  • In slipcase.
  • Bookstamp and plate of Rudy Lamont Ruggles.
  • Begins in last sentence of I Kings, [I Samuel, ch.31, verse 12 in King James version] (igni et tulerunt ossa) Ends in second chapter of II Kings [II Samuel, ch. 2, verse 25-26] (sm̄itate tumuli uni 9. Et exclamauit)
  • Initial F in red and blue.
  • From the printing collection of Elmer Adler.
References
  • Goff B-526
  • Darlow & Moule 6076
  • Hain 3031
Other title(s)
Gutenberg Bible leaf.
OCLC
21364392
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