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The Luther Bible of 1534

80Edition: Multilingual (English, German)Availability: In Stock

Martin Luther’s Bible, first printed in 1534, was a milestone in publishing, democratizing Christianity, and providing printed reference for a new branch of faith: Protestantism. This facsimile reveals the multilayered beauty of this UNESCO world heritage masterpiece, showcasing its exquisite script and woodcuts from the workshop of Lucas Cranach.

Hardcover, two vols. with booklet in slipcase6.1 x 9.6 in.6.66 lb1984 pages
“A splendid, two-volume colour facsimile, with an excellent scholarly commentary.”
Times Literary Supplement
The Luther Bible of 1534

The Luther Bible of 1534


Bible Stories

Martin Luther’s revolutionary publication

Martin Luther’s Bible, first printed in 1534, was not only a milestone for the printing press, but also a momentous event in world history. A UNESCO world heritage masterpiece, Luther’s translation from Hebrew and ancient Greek into German made the Bible accessible to laypeople and gave printed reference to a whole new branch of Christian faith: Protestantism.

In this meticulous two-volume reprint, TASCHEN presents a complete facsimile of the Luther Bible. Based on a precious copy of the original and printed in color, it reveals the multilayered splendor of this publication, showcasing the meticulous script, elaborate initials, and exquisite color woodcuts from the workshop of Lucas Cranach.

In an accompanying booklet, Stephan Füssel, book scientist at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, adds his expertise to the publication with detailed descriptions of the illustrations, as well as an introduction exploring Luther’s life and the seismic significance of this bible.
The Luther Bible of 1534
Hardcover, two vols. with booklet in slipcase15.5 x 24.5 cm3.02 kg1984 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-9743-2

Edition: Multilingual (English, German)
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3 Ratings


Jay R.,June 12, 2024
This arrived in flawless condition! It is heavy, absolutely beautiful, and rich in its character, design, content and...yes...even aroma! I just wish I could read German!

Exquisite as always

Ioan-Mihai,October 27, 2021
Astonishing graphic quality, enchanting perfume of high quality paper and ink. Would have preferred a neutral cover.

Super Buch!!!

Claus,October 27, 2021
Wie immer von Taschen - Perfekt!!