Bible, German. Biblia das ist die gantz Heilige Schrift, with Fore-edge Painting by John T. Beer. Basel: Thurneysen, 1778. Large thick folio bound in full blind-tooled alum-tawed pigskin over wooden boards with corner pieces, catches, and clasps; with bookplate of Charles, first Viscount Eversley of Heckfield inside front board, along with the bookplate of the fore-edge painter, John T. Beer; the painting depicts the Adoration of the Magi at Bethlehem, with the legend written in ink on the board edge, "Presented unto him Gifts," the painting signed by Beer, showing the Holy family and eight other figures, with an elephant, two camels, two donkeys, a column, palm trees, and barn in the background, the painting 15 x 6 in.; with correspondence from London book dealer G. Burman Lowe regarding the purchase of this book in 1955, the book 15 x 9 1/2 in.
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