AUTHOR: BIBLE; Latin; Vulgate.
TITLE: BIBLIA LATINA - Fust and Schoeffer 48-line Bible leaf.
PUBLISHER: Mainz: Johann Fust & Peter Schoeffer, 14 August 1462.
DESCRIPTION: Fust and Schoeffer 48-line Bible Leaf. Royal folio (413 x 286 mm). Leaf 194 from gathering 20 of book one, text from 2 Esdras chapter 15 and 16. Double column, 48-lines printed in Gothic type. Titles and chapters in alternating red and blue letters, red and blue two-line initials, rubricated capital initials. Lines 35 to 41 in both columns of recto (only) are reset. Leaf housed in a cloth portfolio; slipcase with gilt lettered red morocco spine label.
CONDITION: 2 ½-inch closed tear to outer margin just slightly affecting text expertly repaired, two old paper-clip ghosting marks to upper margin.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A fine leaf from the fourth edition of the Vulgate Bible or the 48-line Bible, preceded only by the 42-line Gutenberg Bible, the 36-line Pfister Bible (Bamberg) and the 49-line Mentelin Bible (Strassburg). The first also to include the date of publication, the place of printing, and bear the name of the printer.