Lot 16 of 222:
1462 Bible leaf printed on vellum  

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Leaf from the 1462 Fust and Schoeffer Bible printed on vellum
[Johann Fust & Peter Schoeffer]

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
Some moderate soiling, marginal discoloration, faint horizontal darkened streak, several tiny pinholes to the vellum along the streak; very good.
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