1 CORINTHIANS 7:37-11:16. “The Lord’s Supper” (10:16). RARE FIRST EDITION. Biblia Latina. Printed in Nuremburg by Anton Koberger, 1475. Folio, 15.7″ x 10.7″. With 3 Handpainted Capitals, in Red and Blue; rubricated throughout. Note that space for an initial at Ch XI is missing (noted in the margin in pencil). Leaves are a beautiful creamy color, on very heavy vellum-like paper. COA on premium “gold leaf” paper. In EXCELLENT condition; two small spots at the outer edge (see pics). This rare edition is the FIRST of Koberger’s Bibles, the FIRST Bible printed in Nuremburg, the 18th printed Latin Bible, and the 23rd printed Bible — ever! Only 104 copies of this Bible are recorded extant!!
Text includes the confession at 8:6, a modification of Israel’s Shema, the confession of “one God” from Dt 6:4. Also notable is the earliest NT reference to the Lord’s Supper, reversing the Gospel-readings bread/cup sayings. For smaller incunabula leaves, see the several Biblia Sacra under “Bifold Portfolio”.