BIBLIA, DAS IST: DIE GANTZE HEYLIGE SCHRIFFT TEUTSCH
1574·[Franckfurt am Mann]
by Luther, Martin
[Franckfurt am Mann]: Weigand Hanen Erben, 1574. Hardcover. , 352, 402,  leaves; VG; bound in original blind-stamped brown calf with portrait to boards, metal corners and broken metal hinges; blind-stamping to text block; cracking to hinges, chipping to head and tail of spine, moderate rubbing and wear to boards; with two engraved title pages; institutional bookplate to front pastedown; leaves 5/6 of part 2 have large closed tears; profusely underlined in ink; shelved case 4. The illustrations in this Luther Bible are the work of Tobias Stimmer or a member of his workshop. Stimmer, like Holbein and Urs Graf, was Swiss by birth and perhaps the most interesting successor to Durer of his generation Born in 1534(after Durer's death), Stimmer produced several sets of designs for the Bible which were greatly admired by artists of later generations. Peter Paul Rubens had high praise for Stimmer.;. Dupont.
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