Lot 10

BIBLE, in German – [Biblia. Nuremberg: Johann Andrea Endters, n.d., but probably first quarter of the 18th-century]. Folio. Engraved portrait of Martin Luther in architectural border, preface by Johann Michael Dilherr, 4 full-page engraved sectional titles, printed in double column, numerous woodcut illustrations, initials and ornaments (lacks general title, one leaf torn with slight loss, some mainly marginal staining, some leaves torn and repaired). Contemporary panelled vellum, metal fitments, straps (the binding skilfully restored, some wear with loss to head of spine). Provenance: Maria Krause (early signatures); contemporary or later annotation. “DILHERR BIBLE”, named after the Protestant theologian Johann Michael Dilherr (1604-69) who provided the Preface. Sold not subject to return.

Estimate: £500-£800

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