Martin Luther's Biblical Prophets Old & New Testament 1716 German leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, Religion, Christianity, Martin Luther, Lutheranism, Bible, German Translation).
Biblical Translations of Martin Luther.
Published 1716, Ulm by Daniel Bartholomew.
614, 321, 289, Gesangbuch 78 pages. Text in German.
Period full leather binding, raised bands, original early owner's name stamped in blind on cover [Henry Hardwick].
Item is physically old and shows clear signs of extensive handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding well age worn, yet still sound as a book. Tight and despite the obvious wear, to our eyes remains very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned, well thumbed, lacking some leaves throughout, internally tight. Book opens to title page, title page of New Testament torn with loss across bottom, some leaves protruding, Psalms section after the New Testament ends on p. 78 and is likely lacking a final leaf (leaves?), etc. A much used example that is 98-99% complete.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Rare and unique early 18th century personal religious book which displays extensive use for which it was intended.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 6" H x 3 1/4" W.