18 December 2003
BIBLE, German. Biblia: das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft: Deudsch Auffs New zugericht. Wittenberg: Hans Lufft, 1541.
2 parts in one volume, 2o (341 x 236 mm). Titles within woodcut border, numerous woodcut illustrations, a few full-page. (Lacks both last blank leaves, some leaves with mostly marginal repairs and a few leaves with minor loss to text.) 20th-century black morocco, spine gilt lettered, edges gilt.
New edition of Luther's Bible revised by him in 1539-40 with the help of Melanchthon and others. It is the first to contain Luther's Warnung complaining of incorrect pirated editions of his Bible. Adams B-1170; Darlow & Moule 4204; Benzing/Claus 1541.3.
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