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  • Biblia


  • Koberger, Anton, approximately 1440-1513, printer
  • Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940, former owner
  • Austria. Bundesdenkmalamt, former owner
  • Stift Lilienfeld, former owner, attributed name
  • Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Otto Vollbehr Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 17 Feb. (Montag nach Invocavit) 1483.


  • -  Germany--Nuremberg


  • Incunabula--Germany--Nuremberg--1483


  • -  The woodcuts are those of the Low German Bible printed ca. 1478 by Quentell, Cologne.
  • -  Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 93
  • -  Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, B-632
  • -  Hain, L. Repertorium bibliographicum, 3137
  • -  Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, II, p. 424 (IC.7283)
  • -  Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 4303
  • -  Schramm, XVII, p. 3, 8; v. 8, illus. 358-372 (8 of those omitted)
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LC copy, without the final blank, bound in 2 v. in contemprary brown calf over boards, broken clasps; covers of v. 1 lined with leaves from one of Koberger's Latin Bibles.
  • -  Rosenwald Collection copy Conserved Library of Congress Conservation Division. Project ID 4602 2020 For treatment information, contact the Conservation Division. pda
  • -  Vollbehr H3137; copy 3: H3129/H3137


  • [1], iv, [1], v-ccxcv, [2], ccxcvi-cccclxxxiii, [1] leaves (the unnumbered leaves blank). woodcuts: illus. 42.3 cm. (fol.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Incun. 1483 .B54 BS236 1483
  • Incun. 1483 .B54 Copy 2 37.5 cm. Initials on leaves ia, va, and ccxcvia illuminated in gold and colors; a few supplied in red and blue, others in red or blue; illus. hand-colored. Inscription on first leaf of text: Monasterii B.M.V. Campililioru[m]. stamped: Bundesdenkmalamt Wien; bookplate of A. Edward Newton. Contemporary brown calf, clasps.
  • Incun. X .B552 Copy 3 40.6 cm. Imperfect: all before leaf ccxcvi wanting. Rubricated in red and blue; chief initials supplied in various colors (2 on leaf ccxcvi illuminated in gold); illus. hand-colored. Bound with leaves [1-195] of the German Bible printed at Strassburg by Eggestein, not after 1470 (Goff B-625; Hain-Copinger 3129).

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 48036903

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Chicago citation style:

Koberger, Anton, Approximately , Printer, A. Edward Newton, Former Owner Austria. Bundesdenkmalamt, Former Owner Stift Lilienfeld, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, and Otto Vollbehr Collection. Biblia. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 17 Feb. Montag nach Invocavit, 1483. Pdf.

APA citation style:

Koberger, A., Newton, A. E., Austria. Bundesdenkmalamt, F. O., Stift Lilienfeld, F. O., Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection & Otto Vollbehr Collection. (1483) Biblia. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 17 Feb. Montag nach Invocavit. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Koberger, Anton, Approximately , Printer, et al. Biblia. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 17 Feb. Montag nach Invocavit, 1483. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.