RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE DUTCH LUTHER BIBLE!
DETAILS: BIBLIA; dat is, de gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de boecken des Ouden ende Nieuwen Testaments. Van nieuws uijt D.M. Luthers Hoogh-Duijtsche Bibel on onse Neder-Landsche tale […] Gedruckt 't Amsteldam by Rieuwert Dircksz van Baardt, 1648.
DESCRIPTION: 3 parts in 1 volume; folio (L: 38.5 cm; W: 25 cm; D: 9 cm);  278, 112, 70, 132 folios. Calfskin over oak boards, fillets and medallions in blind stamping on boards. Spine with 6 raised bands; complete copper fittings: 8 corner pieces, hinge plates, clasps and shafts.
CONDITION: Minor restoration of title engraving. Spine fully replaced in old style; minor leather damage, cracks. Bookblock firmly attached to the binding; later endpapers. Some scattered spots, moisture rings in bottom margins, 2 worm holes in inner margin, last leaf restored / reinforced. Otherwise high-quality paper. Ex-libris vignette on upper pastedown. Overall in good to very good condition.
EXTRA INFO: The Dutch Luther Bible provided a free translation, in analogy to the German Luther translations. In this it contrasted with the Dutch Statenvertaling, which had previously offered a literal translation of the Hebrew and Greek source texts. The title print features a portrait engraving of Martin Luther, topped by a swan. Tradition has it that Johannes Hus, before being burned at the stake, said: “You are now roasting a goose (‘hus’ means goose), but soon a swan will come and you will have to listen to it.” Luther identified himself with that ‘swan’. Poortman stated that at least 30 copies were still in circulation.
# Info: ‘Bijbel & Prent’ by Wilco C. Poortman (1983); Boekzaal van de Nederlandse Bijbels; Deel I, pp. 137-139, 230.
A must-have item for any serious Bible collector. COLLECTOR'S ITEM!
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Bibeln, Religion
- Autor/ Illustrator
- Biblia; de gantsche H. Schrifture
- Sehr gut
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Rieuwert Dircksz van Baardt, Amsterdam
- Anzahl der Seiten
- 38×25 cm