A Magnificent Facsimile Edition of the Gutenberg Bible, with Two Volumes of Translation and Commentary

    [Bible in Latin]. Biblia Latina. [Paris: Editions les Incunables, 1985]; [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg and Johann Fust, 1455]. A superb full-color facsimile edition of the copy of the Gutenberg forty-two line Bible in the collection of the Mazarin Library in Paris. Two folio volumes. Approximately 15.5 x 10.75 inches. Numbered "1039A" in ink on the verso of the front free endpaper. Beautifully bound to nineteenth-century style in modern full red crushed levant morocco, boards triple ruled in gilt with gilt floral cornerpieces, spines ruled and tooled in gilt in compartments, brown and green gilt morocco lettering labels, six raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endleaves. Housed in original morocco-tipped slipcases. Spines a bit sunned, else fine. [Together With]: Jean-Marie Dodu. The Gutenberg Bible. A commentary. Historical Background Transcription Translation. [Paris]: Editions les Incunables, [1985]. First edition. Text in English. Two folio volumes. Approximately 15.75 x 11.25 inches. 315; 317 pages. With several leaves of facsimile in volume II. Publisher's full red cloth, spine stamped in brown and green and lettered in gilt. Fine.

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