|Item Description:||Binder's title: Biblia sacra: Gutenberg.|
"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 [1913-14] 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 ... Limited to 1000 numbered sets ..."
Printed in black and red. Rubricated in red. Initials and running titles in red and blue (most of the initials floriated or decorated with faces, animals, etc.) Many large initials illuminated in gold (one also in silver) and decorated in many colors (mostly with floral designs, but also with miniatures, birds, etc.), the decoration often filling one or more whole margins of the page.
|Physical Description:||2 v. (facsim.) col. illus., col. miniat. 47 cm.|