Lot 16 of 222:
1462 Bible leaf printed on vellum  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$12,000 - $18,000

Title:
Leaf from the 1462 Fust and Schoeffer Bible printed on vellum
Author:
Place:
[Mainz]
Publisher:
[Johann Fust & Peter Schoeffer]
Date:
[1462]
Description:

Leaf printed in vellum from the 1462 Fust and Schoeffer Bible. 38x28.3 cm (15x11¼"). Printed in double columns, 48 lines. One hand-executed initial in red, initial headlines in red.

Very rare printing on vellum of an original leaf 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
Condition:
Some moderate soiling, marginal discoloration, faint horizontal darkened streak, several tiny pinholes to the vellum along the streak; very good.
 
Item number:
289234
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