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1540-1541 King Gustav Vasa Sweden 1st Bible National Treasure -SCARCE! Wow!
Great Low Price for this! 1540-1541 Gustav Vasa Sweden 1st Bible National Treasure -SCARCE!. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box. The Gustav Vasa Bible is the common name of the Swedish Bible translation published in 1540-41. The full title is as appears on the right: "Biblia / Thet är / All then Helgha Scrifft / på Swensko". Translated into English it reads: "The Bible / That is / All the Holy Scripture / In Swedish". Considered to be a national treasure that The men behind the translation were Laurentius Andreae and the Petri brothers Olaus and Laurentius. Of them, Archbishop Laurentius is regarded as the main person. However, had the work not been commissioned by the Swedish King Gustav Vasa, who had in effect broken with the Pope in Rome in the 1520s, the work would not have been possible. The Bible follows the German version by Martin Luther from 1526 closely, not only in language, but in the fonts used and the typography as a whole. The Danish version, printed a few years earlier, also did this. The Bible established the use of the Swedish language. It established a uniform spelling of words, particularly the infinitive ending -a instead of the more Danish-sounding -e, and defined the use of the vowels å, ä and ö. This Bible text was, with revisions, basically the only Swedish Bible used before 1917. It was reprinted as a facsimile in 1938 Condition: Original leather and binding retained, heavily rubbed to extremities, with one working and present leather clasp. Large thick, Folio Size, 12x9x5 inches thick. Pages with soling and browning, throughout, t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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