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    Two Hand-Colored Leaves From the Luther Bible of 1545.

    Leaf CLIII: Prophet Malachi, Old Testament. Hand-colored initial "D" (measuring approximately 1.25 x 1.25 inches) on recto; an elaborate hand-colored narrative woodcut (4.25 x 6 inches) and a larger "D" (2 x 2 inches) on verso.

    Leaf CCXXXII: Book of Chronicles, Old Testament, Paralipomenon. Hand-colored initial "A" (2 x 2 inches) on recto; a "D" (1.25 x 1.25 inches) on verso.

    Both leaves are from Biblia, Dat ys: De gantze Hillige Schrifft, Vordüdeschet dorch. D. Mart. Luth. Vth der lesten Correctur mercklick vorbëtert, vnde mit grotem vlyte corrigeret; Magdeburg: H. Walther, 1545. This Bible, published in 1545, is in Low German and is Luther's final revision of his German Bible first published in 1534. Double-columned text and hand-colored woodcuts. Some dampstains and discoloration to both leaves. Colors still vibrant.

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