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Original Bible Leaf from the Gutenberg-Press, Mainz,
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'Biblia.' - Leaf 55 with chapters 18-21 from the first dated bible in 48 lines from the press of Johannes Gutenberg
Printing by Johann Fust & Peter Schöffer in Mainz in 1462
Gothic type in 48 lines in two columns
Three hand-painted initials over two lines with penwork extending into text, alternating in blue and red
Captions written by hand, print slugged in brown ink
Dimensions of leaf: 40.5 x 30 cm, text area: 28.5 x 20 cm
In very good condition
Reference: ISTC ib00529000; GW 4204; BMC I, 22; Goff B-529
The 'Fust & Schöffer-Bibel' is an extremely early printing document. Only the Gutenberg bible from the same press, the Pfister bible in Bamberg and the Mentelin bible in Strasbourg were made at an earlier time

Condition:

Outer margins slightly browned


Johannes Fust (1400-1466)

The jurist and brother of the mayor of Mainz invested into the print shop of Johannes Gutenberg (1400-1468) in 1449 and supported the publication of the Gutenberg bible. In 1455 Fust took over Gutenberg's studio and made prints on the Gutenberg press together with the printer Peter Schöffer, who had been active in the print shop since 1452.


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Original Bible Leaf from the Gutenberg-Press, Mainz,

Estimate €3,200 - €4,000
Mar 23, 2015
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0018: Original Bible Leaf from the Gutenberg-Press, Mainz,

Sold for €3,000
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Est. €3,200 - €4,000Starting Price €2,000
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Mar 23, 2015 1:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0018 Details

Description
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'Biblia.' - Leaf 55 with chapters 18-21 from the first dated bible in 48 lines from the press of Johannes Gutenberg
Printing by Johann Fust & Peter Schöffer in Mainz in 1462
Gothic type in 48 lines in two columns
Three hand-painted initials over two lines with penwork extending into text, alternating in blue and red
Captions written by hand, print slugged in brown ink
Dimensions of leaf: 40.5 x 30 cm, text area: 28.5 x 20 cm
In very good condition
Reference: ISTC ib00529000; GW 4204; BMC I, 22; Goff B-529
The 'Fust & Schöffer-Bibel' is an extremely early printing document. Only the Gutenberg bible from the same press, the Pfister bible in Bamberg and the Mentelin bible in Strasbourg were made at an earlier time

Condition:

Outer margins slightly browned


Johannes Fust (1400-1466)

The jurist and brother of the mayor of Mainz invested into the print shop of Johannes Gutenberg (1400-1468) in 1449 and supported the publication of the Gutenberg bible. In 1455 Fust took over Gutenberg's studio and made prints on the Gutenberg press together with the printer Peter Schöffer, who had been active in the print shop since 1452.


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