MONUMENTAL ILLUSTRATED BIBLE 1755-1756 - OLD PRINT, WEIGHT 10 kg


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£2,600
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Description

An absolutely unique Bible in a giant format.

One of the most beautifully illustrated and at the same time largest bible ever written.

 42 cm high, 13 cm thick back and nearly 10 kg in weight, only a small fraction of the undamaged and complete copies of this remarkable edition have survived to our times.

The dimensions and weight, in fact, resulted in very frequent damage to the book block.

 Inside the book of 1,300 pages, there are almost 200 beautiful, signed, high quality copperplate and a number of very impressive, fold-out maps and charts.

Therefore, most of the copies that have survived to our times are disassembled by cutting out the maps and the most effective graphics, which, when exposed, became a decoration of living rooms and offices.

The binding of this powerful book was made on individual order.

It is a bright, embossed leather on a very thick (1 cm) board, topped with a set of 14 very impressive, beautifully repressed metal fittings for corners, central fields and clasps.

 The whole is additionally reinforced with two special braces at the top and bottom of the back, decorated with 4 fittings in the form of metal tumors.

 Thus, the binding is decorated with a total of 18 fittings, all preserved with the original, deep patina.

 Particularly noteworthy are the very rare, impressive so-called spirals, decorating the metal parts of the clamps.

A unique example - complete, in a customized binding.

Despite its monstrous dimensions, it has been preserved in a condition similar to perfect

Of excellent provenance - from the collection of Johann and Dora Kruse, whose exlibris, signed and dated 1907, is on the inside of the binding.

An unusual antiquarian position, worth recommending for the best collections.

An impressive 18th century rococo decoration of every library.

 

Style

Rococo

Classification

Old print

Publication date

1755 - 1756

Place of origin

Switzerland / Zurich

Material

Drawing paper

Luminaire

Board, pressed leather, buckles

Dimensions

Format - IMPERIAL FOLIO || Hight: 42 cm / Wide: 27 cm / Back thickness: 13 cm

Weight

10 kg

Set

Yes

Condition of the object

Almost perfect. After professional maintenance.

Damages

None

Certificate

YES - Certificate of Authenticity

Warranty

YES - Guarantee of Legality of Origin

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