[Cologne]: Taschen, . Hardcover. Two volumes (quarto size), unpaginated, plus companion book in slipcase, Biblical text all in German. Fine. Item #CNJL2328
A facsimile of "The Luther Bible", published by Taschen in 2016; the two hardbound volumes containing the text are all in (high) German. The companion volume, "A cultural-historical introduction" (softbound) provides an historical and religious context and is in English.
___DESCRIPTION: Text volumes bound in brown cloth over boards, white and black debossed lettering stamped onto boards and spines, front boards with gilt decoration of an angel, head of spines with gilt debossed decoration, pictorial endpapers (different in each volume), these two books consist solely of the facsimile of the original in full colour; quarto size (9 7/8" by 6 1/2"), unpaginated; please note that all text in these two volumes is in German. The companion volume in pictorial wraps, this text in English, replete with full-colour illustrations; also quarto size (9 7/8" by 6 1/2"), pagination: [1-5] 6-96, [1, "Glossary" printed on reverse of back wrap]. All three volumes housed in publisher's slipcase covered with illustrated glossy paper on three sides, top and bottom with plain glossy brown paper.
___CONDITION: Fine in every aspect; we removed the set from shrink-wrap in order to catalogue and photograph; all volumes clean, utterly without wear, free of prior owner markings. The slipcase also fine, strong and sturdy, with absolutely no wear.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this set is unusually heavy and additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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