1486 Anton Koberger INCUNABULA Holy Bible Nuremberg Illustrated Lyra Commentary

LYRA, Nicolaus de

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An exceedingly rare, COMPLETE collection of 4 volumes of the famous 15th-century Koberger Bible. This Greek and Latin Bible includes commentary of Nicolas de Lyra, a 13th-century doctor of theology at Paris, and, according to Darlow and Moule,

“[Lyra] may be said to mark the first beginnings of a school of natural exegesis.”

Lyra was the first printed biblical commentator and commentary was used by Martin Luther and influenced some of his writings. In fact, Luther is quoted as saying

“Without Lyra we would understand neither the Old or the New Testament.

Lyra’s influence was most important to the future of Bible commentary, as he took literal meanings of the text rather than inferring mystical or allegorical teachings.

 

Anton Koberger, most-known for his monumental work “Nuremberg Chronicle,” printed this illustrated Bible set. He established the first printing press in Nuremberg in 1470 and went on to publish some of the most important printed works from the 15th-century. This collection includes uniformly bound tomes including one tome from the 1497 issue.

 

One of the Frankfurt copies, part I only, made up with parts II-IV of the 1485 Koberger edition, was bought in 1486; the work must have been put in hand soon after the earlier edition (Ohly-Sack 561).

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1486 Anton Koberger INCUNABULA Holy Bible Nuremberg Illustrated Lyra Commentary

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An exceedingly rare, COMPLETE collection of 4 volumes of the famous 15th-century Koberger Bible. This Greek and Latin Bible includes commentary of Nicolas de Lyra, a 13th-century doctor of theology at Paris, and, according to Darlow and Moule,

“[Lyra] may be said to mark the first beginnings of a school of natural exegesis.”

Lyra was the first printed biblical commentator and commentary was used by Martin Luther and influenced some of his writings. In fact, Luther is quoted as saying

“Without Lyra we would understand neither the Old or the New Testament.

Lyra’s influence was most important to the future of Bible commentary, as he took literal meanings of the text rather than inferring mystical or allegorical teachings.

 

Anton Koberger, most-known for his monumental work “Nuremberg Chronicle,” printed this illustrated Bible set. He established the first printing press in Nuremberg in 1470 and went on to publish some of the most important printed works from the 15th-century. This collection includes uniformly bound tomes including one tome from the 1497 issue.

 

One of the Frankfurt copies, part I only, made up with parts II-IV of the 1485 Koberger edition, was bought in 1486; the work must have been put in hand soon after the earlier edition (Ohly-Sack 561).

 

Item number: #926

Price: $75,000

 

LYRA, Nicolaus de

       

Biblia latina : cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guillelmi Britonis in omnes prologos S. Hieronymi et additionibus Pauli Burgensis replicisque Matthiae Doering

 

[Nürnberg : Koberger, Anton; 1486-1487, 1497]. Folio.

 

Details:

  • Collation COMPLETE with all pages; 4 volumes:
    • 468 p: a¹⁰b¹²c–h¹⁰ik⁸l–o¹⁰p⁶q⁸r–z⁊aa–dd¹⁰ee¹²ffgg¹⁰hhii–oo¹⁰ppqq⁶rr–vv¹⁰xx¹²yyzz⁊⁊¹⁰??⁶.
    • 338p: Da-Dz Ea-Es8 Et10
    • 348p: AA-GG10 HH12 II-MM10 NN12 OO8 PP-TT10 UU XX6 YY ZZ AAA-FFF10 GGG HHH8 III-MMM10 NNN8
    • 384p: 2a-l10 m8 n-q10 r8 s6 t-y10 z12 aa10 bb8 cc-ff10 gg12 hh-oo10 pp8 qq rr6,
  • Binding: Beautiful decorative vellum; tight & secure, v1 & v2 have functioning clasps
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Ex Brombac: Biblioth:
  • Language: Latin
  • References: Darlow & Moule 6085; Hain 3167; Copinger 77; Goff B614; ISTC ib00614000; GW 4289; Proctor 2060
  • Size: ~12.75in X 9.25in (32.5cm x 23.5cm)
  • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide (and likely not to be seen again on the market for decades)

 

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926

Category

Religion

Authors

LYRA, Nicolaus de

Printing Date

1450-1501 Incunable

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete