BIBLE, Cuts -- Hans Sebald BEHAM (1500-1550) and Hans WEIDITZ. Biblia Veteris Testamenti & Historiae, artificiosis picturis effigrata; Novi Testamenti, Jesu Christi Historia effigiata; Apocalypsis S. Ioannis. Frankfurt: Chr. Egenolff, 1551. Bound with: Hans WEIDITZ. Sanctorum, et Martyrum Christi Icones quaedam artificiosissimae. Frankfurt: Chr. Egenolph, 1551.
Four works in one volume, 8° (131 x 92mm). Titles with woodcut illustration (that of second work with slight loss to illustration), woodcut illustrations by Beham and Weiditz, rubricated in red and blue. (A few leaves with marginal repairs, mostly minor, a few leaves slightly soiled.) Late 19th-century dark blue morocco, spine in compartments with gilt ornaments, g.e. Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate.
FIRST EDITION of the fourth work. The first three works, usually bound together, of which the first was first published in 1533, the second in 1539; the third in 1540; see Dodgson I, p.440; Fairfax Murray German 65-66; Pauli p.492; for the fourth work see Fairfax Murray 389.