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This is a leaf of early printing
from an Ulenberg Bible, Second Book of Maccabees Chapter 15, an
edited version of The Dietenberger Bible which was published in
1534 in Mainz. It was the first full-Catholic Bible with new and
Old Testament published the same year Martin Luther finished his
Bible. The Cologne Archbishop Ferdinand of Bavaria assigned noted
theologian Casper Ulenberg make the translation of Dietenberger
Bible which he completed shortly before his death 1617. This version,
printed in 1705 is one of two editions printed in Bamberg Germany
during the 18th century. The linguistic changes in the various
editions of the Dietenberger-Ulenberg Bible remained relevant
until the late 18th Century. Until that time it was the most common
Bible translation in all German Catholic regions. The small folio
sized leaf measures 275 x 220 mm. in totality and contains various
lines of German text is printed double column in a Gothic fraktur
typeface. The verso
contains the same type and layout along with a 80 x 130 woodcut
of cherubim indicating the end of the old testament. (Darlow &
Moule 4200) This leaf contains staining.
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