JOHN 11:20-13:4. “The Resurrection and the Life” (11:25). RARE FIRST EDITION. Biblia Latina. Printed in Nuremburg by Anton Koberger, 1475. Folio, 15.7″ x 10.7″. With 2 Handpainted Capitals, in Red and Blue; rubricated throughout. Leaves are a beautiful creamy color, on very heavy vellum-like paper. COA on premium “gold leaf” paper. In SUPERIOR- condition; two small repaired closed cuts to upper 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 story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, the point being that Jesus, the creative “Word made flesh” (Ch 1), is in himself “the resurrection and the life” (11:25-26). For smaller incunabula leaves, see the several Biblia Sacra under “Bifold Portfolio”.