BIBLE, German, Biblia, das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft: Deudsch Auffs New zugericht D. Mart. Luth. Begnadet mit Krfrstlicher zu Sachsen Freiheit. Wittemberg, Hans Lufft, 1541.
Two parts in one volume, 2° (342 x 240mm). Titles within woodcut border, numerous woodcut illustrations, a few full-page, those to the Gospels of Matthew, Luke and John with early hand-colouring, final blank and preceding imprint leaf to first part, penultimate errata and imprint leaf to second part. (Lacks final blank, tears in some leaves, a few repaired, occasionally affecting text, a few leaves with wormholes in inner margin, first four gatherings loose, rather soiled and dampstained.) Contemporary calf (worn, stitching broken, lacks clasps). Provenance: Christian Albrecht Drecsen (signature with other family inscriptions on endpapers).
New edition of Luther's Bible revised by him in 1539-40 with the help of Melanchthon and others. Darlow & Moule 4204; Adams B1169.