(Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1480). 413 x 286 mm. (16 1/4 x 11 1/4"). Double column, 61 lines plus headline in gothic type.
Capitals struck with red. One leaf with two 10-line decorative woodcut initials. Goff B-567; BMC II, 526. Large, but generally light, dampstain to upper outer corner, just touching text, otherwise excellent specimens, clean and crisp.
These attractively printed Bible leaves from the first printer in Ulm have notices by Menardus Monachus at the beginning of each chapter, briefly summarizing the contents. Johann Zainer established his press in Ulm in 1473, and printed prolifically--although apparently not profitably--until 1493, when he was forced to leave town because of his debts. (ST12279a)
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PJP Catalog: 64.058