Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Die Ottheinrich-Bibel - Bilderhandschrift - 1425/2002

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Die Ottheinrich-Bibel - Bilderhandschrift - 1425/2002
Manuscripts - Quantity: 2 - Limited edition - Book

The Ottheinrich Bible is one of the most precious illuminated manuscripts in the world. This manuscript, probably written around 1425 and probably partially illuminated in Regensburg, contains an early German translation of the New Testament. Its text is based on the Augsburg Bible manuscript, which is about 80 years older. From 1530 to 1532, Ottheinrich had Matthias Gerung complete the planned pictorial decoration in the Renaissance style. The Bible owes its name to the Count Palatine. After several changes of ownership, including being carried off as war booty, the Bavarian State Library acquired the manuscript and thus reunited the codex, which had been divided up in the 19th century.
Facsimile volume:
Richly embossed with gold, magnificent original leather binding with 8 ornamental fittings and 4 brass book clasps. One of the 4 clasps has come off, but is in the box and would need to be reattached. On 4 sheets there were adhesions with the facing side. This has to remain from the production of the splendour ribbon. These adhesions have created small damages on the edges of these sheets. However, all outside the text and image area. Truly magnificent miniatures with exploding colours and abundant gold backing. First Bible in the German language - and about 100 years before Luther!
Large folio - format: approx. 53.5 x 37.5 cm. 156 pages with 46 miniatures and initials decorated with brush gold.
Commentary volume:
Original blue cloth binding with gold cover appliqué. Format: approx. 29 x 21.5 cm. 245 pages
Complete facsimile edition of the manuscript Clm 8010/1.2 of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
Jewellery slipcase:
Magnificent velvet case with golden illustration and decorative plexiglass window for the presentation of the magnificent Bible. Format: approx. 60 x 45 x 9 cm. Limited edition: only 980 copies worldwide.
Here the edition number 555 is for sale. Faksimile Verlag Luzern, 2002.
Buy here a true rarity at an absolute super price.
Magnificent collector's item or very valuable addition to your library or small home altar.

Lot details
Number of Books
Author/ Illustrator
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Book Title
Die Ottheinrich-Bibel - Bilderhandschrift
Publication year oldest item
Publication year youngest item
Numbered edition
German, Latin
Original language
Faksimile Verlag Luzern
Binding/ Material
Limited edition
Number of pages
60×45 cm
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