3 volumes, (52) 1189 (2378 columns) (28) 601 (1202 columns) (1), (32) 524 (1048 columns) (28) 688 (1376 columns) (1), (48) 602 (1204 columns) (26) 751 (1502 columns) (96) (1) p. Blind-stamped Leather with 5 raised bands, each board equipped with 5 brass studs, Folio
Facsimile Edition of the famous Bach Bible in 3 volumes, all kept in a perfectly fitting wooden case decorated with gilt. The set contains a true and complete reprint of Bach’s Bible, being a German Bible with extensive commentaries by Abraham Calov(ius) founded on the writings of Martin Luther. This is the first complete facsimile-edition of Bach’s Bible published by the Dutch publisher Uitgeverij Van Wijnen after the original being preserved in Concordia Seminary Library, St. Louis. Each volume contains Bach’s handwritten monogram on the title page and the set contains a total of 348 additions by Bach. Among which many underlined passages -both in red and black ink-, various corrections of typographical and grammatical errors, but most importantly his comments in the margins. A unique glimpse into Bach’s personal beliefs and how he understood his vocation.