Strassburg: Adolph Rusch, (not after 1480). Bifolium (four pages), 12 3/4 x 18 1/4 (folded). Text is from Acts of the Apostles; it includes the end of Chapter 22, most of Chapter 23, and the beginning of the Epistle of James. Double column gothic type, in three sizes, with marginal and interlinear glosses. Rubricated, paragraph marks in red and initial letters highlighted in red; with five large, 6-7 line, calligraphic initial letter in red or blue. With the remains of contemporary leather index tab. A little browning of margin edges; one worm hole. A very tall, fresh and brilliant leaf from this typographical masterpiece. Item #18831
This was the largest 15th century Bible. "It is the only book that can be ascribed definitely to Rusch, the son-in-law and partner of Johann Mentelin. This Bible is in the Gothic which he obtained from Johann Amerbach. " Page layouts employ 4 or more sizes of the type.
Printed for Anton Koberger. It is the earliest Latin Bible printed with "glosses" -- with those in the margins by Strabo and the interlinear gloss by Anselmus. Hain/Copinger 3173*, Goff B-607, Darlowe & Moule Note to 6083.