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We are looking appraisal 1600's German Bible

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We are looking for an appraisal for our 1600's German Bible
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 8 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

Can you upload a photo of the cover, and of the title page?

Photo upload instructions are here:



Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi, Jennifer.
The pictures include a translation of the writing inside of the cover. The Bible is currently at my parents house, so I can't show you the title page. I'll send the pictures to you directly, if you will tell me an email address?
Thanks! *****
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The Bible was printed in 1618 in Germany.
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 8 months ago.

I'm so sorry, I was out on emergency calls (fire-damaged artwork) yesterday and will be this morning. I will answer your question the minute I get back in the early afternoon.


Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 8 months ago.

I've been trying and trying, but I've been unable to match the page styles to any of the known 17th century printed examples I can locate. The printing seems quite refined to be that early.

I'll need to see the cover and title page, or first few pages.


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you for trying. I will get those for you next month when I am able to take the photos. We are told that this Bible was preserved from the Bible burnings in Germany by being baked into a loaf of bread! Probably lore- but, many Bibles of that era were burned and this one survived!
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 8 months ago.

Sure, if for some reason the thread closes, you can ask Customer Service to reopen it.

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