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Frankfurt/Leipzig, Heinrich Ludwig Brönner 1768
Frankfurt/Leipzig, Heinrich Ludwig Brönner 1768

Luther Bible with 127 hand-coloured engravings: The entire Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testaments, according to the German translation by D. Martin Luther, with every chapter new summaries and selected correct scripture passages , and with a brief instruction on how to read the scriptures for edification, D. Johann Philip Fresenii, most carefully prepared for the seventh time. (frontispiece, 14) 784, 138, 275 (3) p. Contemporary Leather with raised bands and gilt-edged text block, 8° (Several ownership-entries on the first and final free endpapers a.o. containing religious poetry, slight browning/staining throughout. The front cover of the binding has been gold-stamped with the initials M.D. BD. and the year 1771.) German Church Book containing the Old and New Testament and the Apocrypha translated by Martin Luther (1483-1546). Richly illustrated with a frontispiece and 126 extra engravings bound near the accompanying part of the Bible, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. 2. God blesses the seventh day and makes it healthy. 3. God pulls Adam's wife from his side. 4. Man is created in the image of God. 5. The fall of Adam & Eve. 6. Abel is killed by Cain his godless brother. 7. Everything alive is deprived of life except Noah. 8. The men of the world set out to build a tower of immense height in Babel. 9. Nothing is too difficult for God. 10. Lot's wife looking back is turned into a statue of salt. 11. The immolation of Isaac is prevented by an Angel. 12. Rebecca gives a drink to Eliezer, servant of Abraham. 13. Isaac gives his blessing to Jacob his son. 14. The ladder of heaven comes down to Jacob while he sleeps. 15. The meeting of Jacob and Rachel at the well. 16. Jacob wrestling with an Angel. 17. Joseph was sold by his brothers to Egypt. 18. Joseph flees from his mistress, leaving behind his robe. 19. Joseph explains Pharaoh's dreams. 20. Joseph turned away and wept. 21. Joseph acknowledged his brother. 22. Joseph gave his blessing to his twelve sons. 23. Moses is taken from the waters by Pharaoh's daughter. 24. The ten plagues of Egypt. 25. The column of cloud and fire lead the Israelites on their journey. 26. The destruction of Pharaoh's army in the Red Sea. 27. God descends on the smoking Sinai mountain. 28. Moses pours the blog of the alliance on the altar. 29. Moses angrily brake the tablets. 30. The glory of the eternal appeared on the tabernacle. 31. Nada and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, consumed by the eternal fire. 32. Core, Dothan and Abrahim, being seditious, are swallowed up from the earth. 33. Moses lays down the brazen serpent on a pole. 34. Samson tears the lion that meets him with his hand. 35. Hannah is received by Eli's consolation and wishes. 36. Eli broke his neck and dies. 37. Dagon, his head and hands lying on the floor at the door of the temple. 38. Saul is anointed to be king over Israel. 39. David hits Goliath the Philistine and kills him. 40. Saul tries to pierce David with his spear. 41. David watches Bathsheba washing. 42. Abloom, hanging from a tree, is pierced by an arrow three times. 43. David builds an altar to the Lord there and sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings. 44. King Solomon inaugurates the temple. 45. King Solomon instructs and respond to all requests from the Queen of Sheba. 46. Fire from heaven consumes the burnt offering of Elijah. 47. Eli rode to heaven in on a chariot of fire, no longer on earth. 48. The widow's olive oil. 49. Ezechias receives from god the sign of the sundial. 50. Josiah puts an end to the idolatrous priests. 51. King Afueras preferred Esther in love to all other women. 52. The the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. 53. Jerusalem destroyed, Zedekiah is taken prisoner. 54. Three young Hebrews thrown into the fiery furnace of fire. 55. Daniel, thrown by order of the king into the lion's den, is delivered. 56. Jonah is commanded to preach to the Ninepins. 57. The Angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in as dream. 58. The adoration of the Magi of the East. 59. The child Jesus saved by Joseph in Egypt. 60. John the Baptist preaches in the Desert. 61. Jesus is baptised by John the Baptist. 62. Jesus Christ tempted by the Devil in the Desert. 63. The Centurion of Capernaum going to Jesus. 64. The Parable of the weeds explained by Jesus to his Disciples. 65. John the Baptist beheaded in prison. 66. Jesus walking on the sea. 67. Jesus gives to St. Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven. 68. The whimsical healed. 69. Jesus receiving the little children. 70. Jesus Christ entering Jerusalem sitting on a donkey. 71. Jesus hunts from the temple those who buy and sell. 72. Jesus sitting on the Mount of Olives, with the disciples coming to him . 73. The parable of the ten Virgins. 74. The Son of Man in His Majesty at Judgment. 75. Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus. 76. The frightened angel guards near the tomb and consoles the sorry women. 77. Jesus went to the Synagogue and heals the man with the shrivelled hand. 78. The parable of the seed. 79. Two demoniacs meet Jesus. 80. A woman comes to Jesus and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” 81. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet. 82. The cursed fig tree turned dry. 83. The poor widow giving of her poverty more than the others. 84. While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” 85. Jesus being dead is anointed with Joseph and Nicodeme. 86. The angel appeared to Zacharias at the temple. 87. The angel Gabriel comes to the Virgin Mary. 88. Elizabeth visits the Virgin Mary. 89. The circumcised boy of Zachary. 90. Christ is the savior of the world. 91. The shepherds came with haste to see the infant Jesus in a manger. 92. The child Jesus is circumcised. 93. Jesus is present in the temple to the Lord. 94. The twelve year old Jesus in the temple. 95. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” (fish in the boats) 96. And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 97. The sinful woman kisses the feet of Jesus. 98. Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain. 99. Jesus is the compassionate Samaritan. 100. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her. 101. The father, who has compassion, kisses his son. 102 Lazarus lays at the door of the rich. 103. Zacchaeus, the tax collector, goes up the Sycamore tree to see Jesus. 104. At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and scribes, met together. They led Jesus into their Sanhedrin (assembly or council). 105. Servants filling jugs of water. 106. Christ's conversation with the Samaritan. 107. A 38 year old sick man cured. 108. The miracle of the five loaves and the fishes distributed to the many. 109. "Let him who is without sin throw the first stone on her." 110. The restored blind man prostrating himself before Jesus, adores him. 111. The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, "Take off the grave clothes and let him go." 112. Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. 113. The angels announce that Jesus who ascends will one day return from heaven. 114. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting, and they saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 115. And St. Peter took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 116. St. Stephen, the first martyr is stoned to death. 117. The eunuch of Queen Candace baptized by Philip. 118. As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 119. He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” 120. While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. 121. Those of Lystre (Anatolia, Turkey) pay divine honors to St. Paul. 122. St. Paul throws the spirit of Python out of a servant. 123. The Ephesians, converted to faith, burn their magic books. 124. Eutychus falls asleep due to the long nature of the discourse Paul was giving, fell from a window out of the three-story building, and died. 125. Agrippa and Berenice his wife listen to the Preacher St. Paul. 126. St. Paul shakes the viper into the fire, without feeling any harm. 127. The holy city of Jerusalem.