London, South Kensington
7 June 2010
BIBLE, in German, Luther's version. Biblia. Lüneburg: Cornelius Johann Stern, 1711. 3 parts in 1 vol., 2° (425 x 155mm). Engraved additional title, part titles, map of the Holy Land, folding plan of Jerusalem, map of the Mediterranean, and 259 engraved plates after Luyken, Meloni, and others, with bi-lingual Latin and German captions. (Without blank b8, a very few leaves creased, occasional light spotting and occasional light browning.) Contemporary morocco gilt, brass centrepieces of Moses holding the tablets on the upper board and Jesus holding the orb on the lower board, brass corner-pieces modelled with the evangelists, brass catches and clasps and leather and brass straps model with various figures including cherubs, gauffred gilt edges, bundpapier front endpapers (light wear, one strap perhaps repaired at an early date.) Provenance: 'B.C.' (and the date 1725 stamped in gilt on the upper board) -- a European Royal collection.
An excellent example in contemporary binding of Stern's folio Luther bible reproducing Luyken's excellent engravings.
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