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BIBLE IN GERMAN. "KURFÃœRSTENBIBEL" [WEIMAR ELECTORS' BIBLE]. (BINDINGS, INLAID - J. H. STAFFEHL)
BIBLIA. DAS IST: DIE GANTZE HEILIGE SCHRIFFT, ALTES UND NEUES TESTAMENTS. VERDEUTSCHT VON . . . MARTIN LUTHER
Nuremberg: J. A. Endter, 1768. 454 x 282 mm. (17 7/8 x 11 1/4"). 18 p.l., 11, [51] leaves, 3-8 pp., [4], 9-190, [4], 191-740, [6], 512, 480 pp., [8] leaves. Three parts bound in one volume. SUPERB 1822 CALF, GILT AND INLAID IN THE ENTRELAC STYLE, BY J. H. STAFFEHL, covers with inlaid frame of green calf with gilt grapevine roll, center panel with intricate interlacing strapwork of inlaid green calf, five of the compartments formed by the straps with gilt sprays of wheat emerging from urns, raised bands, spine with inlaid green calf dividers, compartments gilt with large lozenge centerpiece of floral tools, floral vine cornerpieces, green calf labels, wide turn-ins framed by three decorative gilt rolls, inlaid green cornerpieces with sunburst, endpapers marbled to resemble tree calf, reinforced hinges, all edges gilt (older repairs to ends of joints). With 47 engraved plates, comprised of: copperplate portraits of Luther and 11 Electors; 11 section titles, each with 11 vignettes; nine full-page engraved depictions of Moses, Prophets, and the Evangelists; seven full-page plates engraved with 12 vignettes, six double-page maps, and two double-page engravings.Printed exhibition(?) card in old glassine envelope laid in at front, the text reading: "Meisterstück / des Hof-Buchbindermeisters / J. H. STAFFEHL zu Hannover. Angefertigt 1822" ["Masterpiece / of the court bookbinder / J. H. STAFFEHL in Hanover. Made in 1822"]. Jahn, p. 91. A little rubbing to joints and extremities, tiny loss of gilt to centerpiece on upper cover, rear hinge with minor evidence of insect activity, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [United States]
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