September 23, 2020 10:00 EST

Ritual and Culture

 
  Lot 34
 

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[Incunabula] Amerbach, Johann (printer)
Biblia Latina

Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1481. In two volumes. Folio (288 x 200 mm). 564 (of 572) leaves, lacking eight leaves of signature 10 in second volume. Collation: a-y10, A-D10, plus blank; 2 blanks, E-T10, U12, X-Y10, 1-8(10), 9(8), 11(10), 12-13(12). 47 lines, double column. Gothc type (type: 1:185G, 2:81G, 3:92G). Some initials in each volume rubricated in red, other initial spaces with printed guides, capitals accented in red. Near-contemporary full panelled calf over bevelled wooden boards, elaborately stamped in blind, boards worn and rubbed, front and rear joints split but sound, headcaps perished, catches and other brass hardware present, clasps and straps wanting; title in MS in red ink on fore-edge of each volume; vellum waste paper paste-downs in each volume, now separated from boards; dampstaining at fore-edge of leaf a2 in first volume; old cataloguer's notes on first free leaf in both volumes; old paper repair at recto and verso headline of leaf E1 in second volume, dampstaining at lower fore-edge of 2(2)-2(8) in same; scattered soiling and marginalia in each volume. Ownership signature of Jeremiah Zimmerman on front paste-down of first volume, his gift inscription to Theological Seminary, Gettysburg on front paste-down of second volume; Bundesdenkmalamt ink stamp on front paste-down in each volume. ISTC ib00571000; Goff B571; BMC III 745; GW 4246; VcBA 11002937. Johann Amerbach's second Latin bible, a reprint of his 1479 edition.

Provenance: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

Sold for $11,250
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1481. In two volumes. Folio (288 x 200 mm). 564 (of 572) leaves, lacking eight leaves of signature 10 in second volume. Collation: a-y10, A-D10, plus blank; 2 blanks, E-T10, U12, X-Y10, 1-8(10), 9(8), 11(10), 12-13(12). 47 lines, double column. Gothc type (type: 1:185G, 2:81G, 3:92G). Some initials in each volume rubricated in red, other initial spaces with printed guides, capitals accented in red. Near-contemporary full panelled calf over bevelled wooden boards, elaborately stamped in blind, boards worn and rubbed, front and rear joints split but sound, headcaps perished, catches and other brass hardware present, clasps and straps wanting; title in MS in red ink on fore-edge of each volume; vellum waste paper paste-downs in each volume, now separated from boards; dampstaining at fore-edge of leaf a2 in first volume; old cataloguer's notes on first free leaf in both volumes; old paper repair at recto and verso headline of leaf E1 in second volume, dampstaining at lower fore-edge of 2(2)-2(8) in same; scattered soiling and marginalia in each volume. Ownership signature of Jeremiah Zimmerman on front paste-down of first volume, his gift inscription to Theological Seminary, Gettysburg on front paste-down of second volume; Bundesdenkmalamt ink stamp on front paste-down in each volume. ISTC ib00571000; Goff B571; BMC III 745; GW 4246; VcBA 11002937. Johann Amerbach's second Latin bible, a reprint of his 1479 edition.

Provenance: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

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