MARK 3:24-5:51. “Jesus’ True Family”. 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. SUPERIOR+ condition (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 from Mark, the earliest Gospel c.70, includes programmatic stories that define Jesus’ ministry: his relationship to his family, his preaching of the kingdom in parables, his command over the wind and storm, as well as over the demons. For smaller incunabula leaves, see the several Biblia Sacra under “Bifold Portfolio”.