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Leaf from a Bible of the Low Countries, 1532

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 7

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Sold as Otto F. Ege's Original Leaves from Famous Bibles: Nine Centuries, 1121-1935 A.D. Cleveland: Otto Ege, circa 1950, this collection consists of 37 original Bible leaves in mattes with descriptive labels. Three items are manuscript pages, while an additional 34 are printed. The leaves range in age from circa 1200 to 1935. During the years 1938-1950, Ege published portfolios under this title with 37, 50 and 60 leaves.

For preservation reasons, the leaves have been separated from their mattes, and enclosed in mylar. However, each matte and descriptive label has been retained with its original leaf where possible.

The descriptions consist mostly of transcriptions of the labels written by Ege.


  • 1532

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Algonquin, Arabic, Armenian, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Syriac

Biographical / Historical

Lugduni: In officinia Calcografia Jacobi Myt

A typical black letter (lettre de forme) Bible of Low Countries, printed in Leiden. It is contemporaneous with the earliest edition of Tyndale’s and Coverdale’s Testaments and Bibles, many of which were printed in nearby Antwerp (1525-1535), and which also reflects, as did most of the English Reformation Bibles of the sixteenth century, this form of typographical design.


From the Collection: 5.3 Linear Feet (3 oversize boxes, one portfolio box)


Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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