BIBLE 1450 GUTENBERG BIBLE, in Latin Single leaf containing Job XXXVIII-XXXIX

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BIBLE 1450 GUTENBERG BIBLE, in Latin
Single leaf containing Job XXXVIII-XXXIX

Sold for £ 21,510 (US$ 28,694) inc. premium

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THE BIBLE COLLECTION OF BERNARD ENGEL ESQ.
Single leaf containing Job XXXVIII-XXXIX, 42 lines, double column, type 1:140G, rubricated in red and blue, with headlines in alternating red and blue lombard letters, chapter initials in red or blue with numerals in blue and/or red, capital strokes in red, a little light soiling, repair to bottom third of blank outer margin, tipped in to: A. Noble Fragment: being a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, with a bibliographical essay by A. Edward Newton (New York, Gabriel Wells, 1921), original dark brown morocco by Stikeman and Co, lettered in gilt, extremities rubbed [BMC I 17 (IC. 55); Goff B-521], folio (leaf size 390 by 275mm.), [Mainz, Johann Gutenberg and Johann Fust, 1455]

Footnotes

  • This leaf comprises Chapters XXXVIII-XXXIX, where God addresses Job with questions about creation and the natural world, highlighting Job’s “words without knowledge” (“sermonibus imperitis”).
BIBLE 1450 GUTENBERG BIBLE, in Latin Single leaf containing Job XXXVIII-XXXIX
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