Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Martin Luther Bible – Nuremberg, 1755 – Dozens of Prints

Opening: $300
Sold for: $375
Including buyer's premium
Biblia, Das ist Die gantze Heilige Schrifft. Nuremberg: Johann Andrea, 1755. German.
The Hebrew Bible, the Apocrypha and the New Testament translated by Martin Luther, accompanied by nine large prints and dozens of in-text prints. The small prints depict scenes from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament and the large prints depict portraits of biblical figures: Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Aaron, Samuel, King Solomon and others. One of the prints depicts Martin Luther. Eight of the large prints are signed in the plate: A. [Andreas?] Nunzer.
Historiated initials.
[73], 182, [4], 183-534, [4], 535-706, [4], 707-912, [4], 915-916, [4], 917-1034, [4], 1035-1181, [23] pp, approx. 38 cm. Good condition. Stains and blemishes. Closed and open tears to edges of first leaves. Notations to endpapers. Elegant leather-covered binding with corner guards (some missing), damaged and partly detached; worming. Originally with two leather straps and buckles, now missing.
Bibles and Biblical Prints
Bibles and Biblical Prints