May 11, 2023 10:00 EST

Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

 
  Lot 56
 

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Estate / Collection: The Margolis Collection

[GUTENBERG BIBLE]
Biblia Sacra.
Paterson, New Jersey: Pageant Books, 1961. One of 1,000 sets. Publisher's half brown morocco. 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (45 x 30 cm); unpaginated, printed in colors. Covers marked due to adhesion, light wear to the leather.

"This is the first Gutenberg facsimile ever printed in the United States and only the second in the world. The reproduction derives from the Insel Verlag edition which was based on the copy in the Koniglichen Bibliothek in Berlin and the copy in the Standischen Landesbibliothek in Fulda, considered by authorities to be the most beautifully illuminated of the 47 copies known to exist. The text pages have been printed by lithography and the illuminated pages by sheet-fed gravure."

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Estate / Collection: The Margolis Collection

[GUTENBERG BIBLE]
Biblia Sacra.
Paterson, New Jersey: Pageant Books, 1961. One of 1,000 sets. Publisher's half brown morocco. 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (45 x 30 cm); unpaginated, printed in colors. Covers marked due to adhesion, light wear to the leather.

"This is the first Gutenberg facsimile ever printed in the United States and only the second in the world. The reproduction derives from the Insel Verlag edition which was based on the copy in the Koniglichen Bibliothek in Berlin and the copy in the Standischen Landesbibliothek in Fulda, considered by authorities to be the most beautifully illuminated of the 47 copies known to exist. The text pages have been printed by lithography and the illuminated pages by sheet-fed gravure."

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