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Original leaves from famous Bibles : nine centuries 1121-1935 A.D. : collected and assembled by Otto F. Ege.

Publication:
[Cleveland?] : [Ege?], [193-?]
Format/Description:
Book
1 case ([39] leaves) ; 52 cm
Subjects:
Bible -- Manuscripts -- Specimens.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Specimens.
Early printed books -- Specimens.
Printing -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Leaf books.
Place of Publication:
United States Ohio Cleveland.
Contents:
Armenian manuscript Bible, 1121
Miniature manuscript Bible, ca 1240
Paris manuscript Bible, ca 1310
Italian incunabula Bible, 1495
Koberger Latin Bible, 1497
Aldine Greek Bible, 1518
Bible of the Low Countries, 1532
Suppressed Luther Bible, 1541
Matthew Bible, 1549
Great Bible, 1549
Giustiniani's Hebrew-Latin Bible, 1551
Stephanus Latin Bible, 1555
Plantin Louvain Bible, 1565
Stephanus Greek New Testament, 1569
Bishops' Bible, 1575
Genevan, or Breeches Bible, 1592
Hamburg Polyglot, 1596
Fulke's New Testament, 1601
Second printed Spanish Bible, 1602
King James Bible, 1611 (2 leaves)
Pearl Bible, 1653
London Polyglot Bible, O.T., 1655
London Polyglot Bible, N.T., 1657
Elzevir States general Bible, 1663
Eliot Indian Bible, 1685
Baskett Bible, 1740
Germantown Bible, 1763
Baskerville Cambridge Bible, 1763
Baskerville Birmingham Bible, 1769
Thomas Greek New Testament, 1800
Thomson's Bible, 1808
The Immaculate Bible, 1811
Polychrome Bible, 1899
Doves Bible, 1903-1905
Miniature Bible, 1919
Nonesuch Bible, 1924-1925
Rogers Oxford Lectern Bible, 1935.
Notes:
Title from preliminary leaf.
Consists of 1 preliminary leaf and 38 individually matted original leaves, with a printed explanatory caption mounted on each mat.
During the years 1938-1950, Ege published portfolios under this title with 37, 50 and 60 leaves.
Includes 37 original leaves from 3 ms. Bibles, 2 printed Bibles from the 15th century, 12 from the 16th, 8 from the 17th century, 4 from the 18th century, 4 from the 19th, and 4 from the 20th century.
Includes 3 ms. leaves on vellum: "Leaf from an Armenian manuscript Bible, 1121 A.D.," "Leaf from a miniature manuscript Bible [Latin Vulgate] circa 1240 A.D.," and "Leaf from a Paris manuscript Bible [Latin Vulgate] circa 1310 A.D."
Each original leaf mounted at left edge in passepartout folder with printed descriptive slip hinged at lower left corner.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy has, included in same portfolio, an additional 6 leaves with bookseller's (Dawson's Book Shop) descriptions. Kelmscott Press, leaf from Sidonia the Sorceress printed by William Morris in 1893 -- The Ibarra Sallust, leaf from edition of Sallust printed at Madrid by Joachin Ibarra, 1772 -- Manuscript on vellum, Armenian Bible leaf written on animal skin, fifteenth century -- Nuremburg Chronicle leaf, printed from moveable type by Anton Koberger in 1493, first edition -- Chinese block printing, leaf from Buddhist Scriptures printed from wooden blocks in 1440 A.D. -- Leaf from the first collected edition of Chaucer, made by William Thyne, in 1532, printed in London by Thomas Godfray.
Culture Class Collection copy has, included in same portfolio, an additional 6 leaves with bookseller's (Dawson's Book Shop) descriptions. Kelmscott Press, leaf from Sidonia the Sorceress printed by William Morris in 1893 -- The Ibarra Sallust, leaf from edition of Sallust printed at Madrid by Joachin Ibarra, 1772 -- Manuscript on vellum, Armenian Bible leaf written on animal skin, fifteenth century -- Nuremburg Chronicle leaf, printed from moveable type by Anton Koberger in 1493, first edition -- Leaf from Da fang guang fo hua yan jing 大方廣佛華嚴經 printed from wooden blocks in 1440 A.D. -- Leaf from the first collected edition of Chaucer, made by William Thyne, in 1532, printed in London by Thomas Godfray.
Penn Provenance:
Dawson's Book Shop (former owner) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
193-?
Contributor:
Ege, Otto F.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Bible Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
5221913
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