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BIBLIA SACRA. German Leather-Bound, Illustrated 'Tubingen' Bible, 1730. (German Text)
Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall, Oversize illustrated German text 'Tubingen' Bible, 1730. Old and New Testaments, plus additional text. Engraved illustrations including double-page spread of Jerusalem with montage of surrounding illustrations. Leather covered wooden covers still very well hinged. Spine has seven raised bands. Wear and some leather loss head and heel of same. Fully legible gilt title and decorations also on spine. Blind embossed and gilt decorations on both boards, which have all angelic brass relief decorations complete and attached as appropriate. Both brass clasps and attachments complete, however both leather straps have been amateurishly rejoined with a modern adhesive (holding strongly). Probably 19th century marble-pattern endpapers; inner hinges starting head and foot (still well attached). Corner torn from upper front pastedown, and similar surface loss to foredge of rear pastedown. Text-block is very good, with an occasional short closed tear, finger mark, fleck or stain. Text-block edges uniformly gilt, with still clearly visible blind-embossed patterns on all three edges. Red and black text title page. Two blank fly sheets, (xxxvi )+ 1248 + (viii) + 582 + 80 + (76) pp. (last blank). Dimensions (H.W.D.) 445mm x 305mm x 140mm (17.5 in. x 12 in. x 5.5 in.). Weight approx. 12KG. (28 pounds). Summary: Overall this Tubingen Bible is in very good condition for a volume 280 years old. We have been unable to find a copy in better condition during our research. There are no names or apparent annotations within the leaves. * Buyers - This item will incur significant extra postage charges as it weighs well over 1KG. Please email for quote.
      [Bookseller: Diversity Books]
Last Found On: 2014-11-12           Check availability:      Bookzangle    

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