Antique 19th Century Leather Martin Luther Bible with Gustave Dore
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  • A large 19th century leather-bound Martin Luther German Bible with numerous engravings by Gustave Dore | Dimensions: 17″ H x 13″ W | This leather Luther Bible is in very nice condition, with many remarkable plates of Gustave Dore Biblical artwork | Provenance: Ms. Gloria Lynch of La Jolla, California | Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883) was a renowned French artist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor who worked primarily with wood engraving | The engravings in this bible are from “The illustrations for La Grande Bible de Tours,” a series of 241 wood engravings by Gustave Doré (1832–1883) for a new deluxe edition of the 1843 French translation of the Vulgate Bible, popularly known as the Bible de Tours.La Grande Bible de Tours, issued in 1866, was a large folio (“grand in folio”) edition published in two volumes simultaneously by Mame in Tours, France and by Cassell and Company in England in 1866. The French translation known as the Bible de Tours had originally been published in 1843 and was done by Jean Jacques Bourassé (1813-1872) and Pierre Désiré Janvier. These illustrations were so immensely successful that they have been reproduced numerous times worldwide, influencing the visual arts and popular culture in ways difficult to measure. The series herein comprises 139 plates depicting scenes from the Old Testament and 81 from the New Testament.

  • Artist / Maker

    Gustave Dore

    Date

    19th Century

    Kind

    Books, Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Christian, Documents & Manuscripts, Engravings