Bible, German. Catholische Bibell , Illustrated with Hand-colored Woodcuts.
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Bible, German. Catholische Bibell, Illustrated with Hand-colored Woodcuts. Cologne: G. Calenium & Erben Johan Quentels, 1575. Folio, two title pages printed in red and black within elaborate woodcut compartment, both densely and professionally colored by an early hand, additionally illustrated with 140 text woodcuts (4 3/4 x 6 in.) all hand-colored in the same manner, many woodcuts signed by Virgil Solis in the cut, approximately forty large initials also painted and gilt, damage and foxing to some pages (the paint has made the page brittle in some cases, and some woodcuts are broken with loss or have sustained damaging tape repairs, the majority are intact), title to the New Testament torn and taped; engraved bookplate of Landwing pasted inside front board, bound in full contemporary alum-tawed pigskin over wooden boards with brass clasps, catches, corner- and center-pieces, gauffered edges, 15 x 9 1/2 in.
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