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Biblia germanica inferior. - Biblia: Dath ys: De gantze Hillige Schrifft: Vordüdeschet dorch D. Mart. Luth. Uth der lesten Correctur mercklick vorbetert, unde mit grotem vlyte corrigeret. 2 parts in 1 vol. With 2 title woodcuts (rep.), 1 subtitle woodcut border and numerous woodcuts in the text (of which 6 full-page, 4 rep.) as well as numerous figuratve woodcut initials . Wittenberg, G. Rhau Erben 1558 (NT: 1557). Somewhat later contemp. calf over wooden boards with brass corner- and center pieces. Folio. 6 unnumb., 297, 211 (recte 210) numb. ll.; 144 numb. ll.; 2 unnumb., 99 (of 100) unnumb. ll.VD 16, B 2846. - Borchling/Claussen 1695. - Vogel, Europ. Bibeldrucke p. 40, no. 141. - Cf. Darlow/Moule 4210 (edition H. Lufft 1574). - Very rare and early Low German bible edition in the adaptation of Bugenhagen, released by the Wittenberg printer Georg Rhau. The title woodcut shows Luther and the elector Johann von Sachsen, kneeling in front of the crucified, the full-page woodcut shows the creation of the world and Salvator Mundi (rep.). The summaries of Johannes Bugenhagen and Dietrich Veit appended. - Lacking the last text l. - Somewhat stained and with traces of damp in places, with minor spore stains in places, small worming here and there in the lower gutter and few ll. with marginal blemishes; 4 ll. with defective margins (some loss of printed matter). Binding somewhat scraped, spine with small splits to joints, edges defective in places, movable parts of clasps as well as one cornerpiece removed.Early Low German Bible by Georg Rhau in Wittemberg. - With 2 fig. woodcut title-borders (rep.), 1 fig. woodcut subtitle-border, numerous woodcuts in text (6 full-page, 4 rep.) and fig. woodcut initials. 17th cent. blindtooled calf over wooden boards with brass fittings. Folio. - Lacking the last text leaf. Partly some soiling and waterstaining, here and there minor moulding, partly small wormtraces in lower gutter, few leaves with marginal defects. Binding rubbed, spine with small tears to joint ends, edges partly with defective spots in the covering, movable parts of the clasps and 1 fitting removed.
Biblia germanica inferior. Wittenberg 1558
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