A second German edition, a reprint of the Schöffer edition from the same year, it includes 380 woodcuts coloured by a contemporary hand.
The 11½ x 8½in (29 x 21cm) work in restored contemporary wooden boards with calf spine and clasps is estimated at €30,000.
Also shown below is Biblia Germanica, the famous Worms Bible, dating from 1529 – the first Protestant complete Bible in the German language, published even before Luther’s Complete Bible of 1534 and Zwingli’s Zurich Bible of 1531.
It is the first so-called Combined Bible, for the well-known printer Schöffer supplemented parts not yet translated from the original text by Luther at this time with works of other Reformation translators. Finely printed with calligraphic initials and illustrated with woodcuts by Anton Woensam, it is estimated at €20,000.
It comes in contemprorary pigskin over wooden boards. The Bible includes some underlinings and annotations by an early 17th century hand.