A noble fragment : being a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible 1450-1455 / with a bibliographical essay by A. Edward Newton.

Accession number: 
PML 127259
Uniform title: 
Bible. Latin. Vulgate. 1454.
New York : Gabriel Wells, 1921.
[5, 1, 3] leaves ; 41 cm
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Juliet F. Gitterman, in memory of her husband, Joseph L. Gitterman, Jr., and his father, Joseph L. Gitterman, Sr., 1992.

PML 127259 contains vol. I, leaf [10]/2 (I:92) of the Gutenberg Bible with Deuteronomy 14:23-16:19 with bull's head/star watermark. Royal folio (39 x 28.6 cm).

Early 20th-century black morocco folder by Stikeman & Co.
Variant Title: 

Leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, 1450-1455


Hand decoration: Contemporary Mainz(?) rubrication, alternating red and blue lombards, chapter numbers (Roman numerals), and running headlines (lombards), and red capital strokes. Annotations: No marginal notations.

Maria Elizabeth Augusta von Sulzbach (1721-1794), Mannheim Hofbibliothek; Munich, Hofbibliothek, by 1803, where some leaves were removed and added to the former Rottenbuch copy, sold to St. Petersburg, Imperial Library, 1858 (now in the Bodmer Collection, Cologny); Robert Curzon, fourteenth Baron Zouche (1810-1873), purchased in Munich, 23 August 1832; Mary Cecil Curzon Frankland, seventeenth Baroness Zouche (1877-1965), inherited Curzon collections; Curzon/Parham sale, Sotheby's, 9 Nov. 1920, purchased by Frank Sabin; Gabriel Wells, purchased from Sabin, 1921, and individual leaves sold as "A Noble Fragment" leaf book; Pierpont Morgan Library, gift of Mrs. Juliet F. Gitterman in memory of her husband, Joseph L. Gitterman, Jr. and his father, Joseph L. Gitterman, Sr., 1992.