Bib. Germ. 1485 d.1

This is the first volume of a German incunable Bible, printed in Strasbourg in 1485 by Johann Gruninger. It contains a number of woodcuts painted in full colour, as well as decorated initials and rubrication. For more information, see the catalogue entry for this holding. 


Biblia [German]. Imprint: Strasbourg: [Johann (reinhard) Gruninger], 2 May 1485. Folio. Collation: Vol. 1: 1aa-ff ss-zz 1A 8B C 4D-Z 1a-i 8k 10l m 8; vol. 2: 2a-v w-z 2A-Z 2aa-kk 8. Illustrations: 109 woodcuts, the first numbered in inverse roman numbers. Binding: 16th/17th-century German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; ornamental centre-piece and roll with crocketed cresting; two clasps lost. Provenance: Prufening, Bavaria, near Regensburg, Benedictines, S. Georgius. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich. Purchased for £12. 16. 0.