1590 Folio Zwingli Bible Leaf Joseph & Potiphar's Wife - 2 Original Woodcuts For Sale
1590 FOLIO ZWINGLI BIBLE leaf JOSEPH & POTIPHAR'S WIFE - 2 original WOODCUTS
Zuerich, ca 1590
Woodcut by Hans Springklee
FOLIO. Full leaf: ca. 34.7 x 22.6cms/13.5 x 9 inches.
Reference: Leemann-Van Elck, Zürcherische Buchillustr.
The Zürich Bible (Zürcher Bibel, also Zwinglibibel) is a Bible translation historically based on the translation by Huldrych Zwingli. Zwingli's translation grew out of the "Prophezey", an exegetical workshop taking place on every weekday, with the participation of all clerics of Zürich, working at a German rendition of Bible texts for the benefit of the congregation.
The translation of Martin Luther was used as far as it was already completed. This helped Zwingli to complete the entire translation five years before Luther. At the printing shop of Christoph Froschauer, the New Testament appeared from 1525 to 1529, and later parts of the Old Testament, with a complete translation in a single volume first printed in 1531, with an introduction by Zwingli and summaries of each chapter.
This Froschauer Bible, containing more than 200 illustrations, became notable as a masterpiece of printing at the time. The translation is mainly due to Zwingli and his friend Leo Jud, pastor at the St. Peter parish.
Condition: Please view images carefully. Minor edge wear and fingering.
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1590 Folio Zwingli Bible Leaf Joseph & Potiphar's Wife - 2 Original Woodcuts: $57