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The Luther Bible of 1534 Book

The Luther Bible of 1534 Book

$80.00
Item #: HCC582
Martin Luther’s Bible, first printed in 1534, was not only a milestone for the printing press, but also a momentous event in world history. A UNESCO world heritage masterpiece, Luther’s translation from Hebrew and ancient Greek into German made the Bible accessible to laypeople and gave printed reference to a whole new branch of Christian faith: Protestantism.

This meticulous two-volume reprint presents a ... More
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Martin Luther’s Bible, first printed in 1534, was not only a milestone for the printing press, but also a momentous event in world history. A UNESCO world heritage masterpiece, Luther’s translation from Hebrew and ancient Greek into German made the Bible accessible to laypeople and gave printed reference to a whole new branch of Christian faith: Protestantism.

This meticulous two-volume reprint presents a complete facsimile of the Luther Bible based on a precious copy of the original. Printed in color, it reveals the multilayered splendor of this publication, showcasing the meticulous script, elaborate initials, and exquisite color woodcuts from the workshop of Lucas Cranach.

In an accompanying booklet, Stephan Füssel, director of the Institute for Book Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, adds his expertise to the publication with detailed descriptions of the illustrations, as well as an introduction exploring Luther’s life and the seismic significance of his bible.

Two gorgeous hardcover volumes plus a companion booklet of expert commentary and additional illustrations, all in a deluxe slipcase. 9.6" x 6.1", 1984 pages.

 


 
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