Biblia [German].

Accession number: 
PML 896
Uniform title: 
Bible. German. 1470.
[Strasbourg] : [Heinrich Eggestein], [not after 1470]
[404] leaves ; 40 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1906.

Title and imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Eggestein's type 5:93G.
The copy in Gotha Forschungsbibliothek has the note: Steffan Losniczer Zum Stege Ist dicz puech Amen etc. 1470. Dated not after 1472 by Sack, on the basis of the paper, despite the dated inscription in the Gotha copy
Collation: [1-6¹⁰ 7² (1+1: sint geborn); 8-10¹⁰ 11⁸; 12-16¹⁰ 17⁴; 18¹⁰ 19¹⁰ (10+1: die dich lobent); 20¹⁰ (10+1: Und sy versuchten) 21⁸; 22-25¹⁰ 26⁸ 27⁸ (8+1: ober sy das ich) 28⁸; 29-40¹⁰ 41-42¹²]: [22]/1 blank. Variant collations in GW and BMC.
Paper format: Royal folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 38.8 x 27.5 cm.
PML copy without

19th-century German 1/4 black leather, with sides covered in red velvet, over wooden boards (29 x 40 cm), with 18th-century pierced and embossed silver centerpieces, bosses, and clasp. Front centerpiece includes armorial of Scharffenstein family, rear centerpiece depicts St. Rupert and the Munich Frauenkirche. Metalwork by Munich silversmith MS, perhaps Michael Spindler (d. 1783) or Martin Spitzelburger (active 1760-), see documents in folder in volume. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves (renewed?); gilt edges.
Variant Title: 

Checklist title: Biblia Germanica


Hand decoration: Contemporary German rubrication, alternating red/blue intiails (sometimes with green) and red headlines and rubrics.

Ingolstadt, University Library, inscription: "biblioth. acad. Ingolst.," 17th century (leaf [41]/10r); Munich, University Library, abraded ink stamp: "Ad Bibl. Acad. Land.," 1800-1826 (leaf [1]/1r); Scharff von Scharffenstein, armorial binding; Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from Bernard Quaritch, June 1906.