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Lot n° 27

(Bocksberger, Joh.

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Neuwe Biblische Figuren deß Alten und Neuwen Testaments. Frankfurt, Rab, Feyerabend and Hart Heirs) 1565. qu.4°. 148 x 190 mm. With 130 woodcuts. a4 A-Q4 R1 [lacking R2]. Marbled calf with gilt-stamped border, blind-stamped spine decoration and marbled edges from the 18th century (rubbed, signs of age). Cf. VD 16, B 6067 and 6070 (editions 1564 and 1569); Becker 1 d. - Second edition of this collection of Bible figures, first published in 1564. - 130 woodcuts after the drawings by Bocksberger, which were taken over by Jost Amman and partly engraved. Three bear the mark of Amman, one that of Bocksperger, five are signed S.F, (Sigmund Feyerabend), three with SHF and with a strange Gothic H. These illustrations were reprinted in the German Bible of 1580. - The last leaf is missing (R2, printer's mark). Foxing on the title and ink stain on the plate Apocalypsis XII. Paper slightly yellowed. Two small holes in C1 and C2. - Small oblong in-4 (148 x 190 mm). Marbled calf, gilt border, spine ribbed and decorated in cold, marbled edges (18th century binding). - 130 woodcuts after drawings by Bocksberger taken over and partly engraved by Jost Amman. Three bear Amman's mark, one Bocksperger's, five are signed by S. F (Sigmund Feyerabend), three by SHF, and a curious gothic H. These illustrations were republished in the German Bible of 1580. - - Missing the last leaf (R2, printer's mark). Freckles on the title and ink stain on the plate Apocalypsis XII. Paper slightly yellowed. Two small holes in C1 and C2. Binding rubbed, corners dulled.