Lot 17 of 196:
Leaf from the 1462 Fust and Schoeffer Bible  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,700
$3,000 - $4,000

Leaf from the 1462 Fust and Schoeffer Bible



[Johann Fust & Peter Schoeffer]



One leaf from the 1462 Fust and Schoeffer Bible. 40.3x30 cm (15¾x11¾"). Printed in double columns, 48 lines. Three hand-executed decorative initials in blue or red; headline on both sides added by hand in alternate red and blue letters.

Rare leaf from the Book of Esther, from the 1462 Mainz Bible printed by Fust & Schoeffer, the earliest Bible with a printed date and essentially the earliest Bible leaf obtainable after Gutenberg.

Lot Amendments

Some light soiling primarily to margins, one edge a little rough where formerly bound, slight chip at top corner, else fine and crisp.

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