Luther Bible of 1534

Luther Bible of 1534

Wittenberg (Germany) — 1534

Luther Bible of 1534

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Luther Bible of 1534

The two-volume Weimar Luther Bible stands out as the finest of the 60 surviving copies of the 1534 printed edition of Martin Luther’s famous and influential vernacular German Bible. Its 128 woodcuts, including a splendid title page by Lucas Cranach the Elder, were masterfully colored shortly after they were printed with opaque blue, green, and red paints. Gold leaf was also used to illuminate some of the splendid woodcuts. It is a wonderful specimen from the early days of book printing when an artist would be employed to customize the décor according to the tastes of the patron.

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Alternative Titles
Luther Bibel von 1534
Biblia, das ist, Die gantze Heilige Schrifft deudsch
Bible de Luther de 1534
Origin
Germany
Date
1534
Language
Facsimile Editions

#1 Biblia, das ist, Die gantze Heilige Schrifft deudsch

Commentary: 1 volume by Stephan Füssel
Language: German
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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