Year/Century: 18th century
Description: The Bible is the inspired writings of the Old and New Testaments, including those of... H. And Luther... in our German mother tongue... carried out... As an antecedent of Mr. Johann Michael Dilherrns. Endters Erben, Nuremberg, 1736. The Old and New Testaments of the Biblia Germanica (Dilherr Bible) are written by Martin Luther and include a preface by Johann Michael Dilherrn. The New Testament has about 145 text woodcuts by E. and three full-page engravings, along with the title. Porzel following J.J. Sandrart. Title page, frontispiece, 26 leaves, 1180 pages, 12 leaves. Huge folio measuring 9 1/2 by 15" Thickness: 3/4"; blind-tooled leather over wooden boards; brass fittings (missing clasps, binding remounted, spine remounted, endpapers renewed); frontispiece absent; title page and two engravings missing and replaced with facsimilies; lacking the electors' portraits; somewhat browned and stained; overall, a clean, restored copy.
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