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Bookbinding by Paul Droscher, German, late sixteenth century, with portraits of Luther and Melanchthon

Bookbinding by Paul Droscher, German, late sixteenth century, with portraits of Luther and Melanchthon

Bookbinding by Paul Droscher, German, late sixteenth century, with portraits of Luther and Melanchthon

DROSCHER, PAUL


An empty binding with stamped portraits of Luther and Melanchthon. [Wittenberg, late sixteenth century]


folio (400 x 280mm.), calf over pasteboard, upper cover with sunken central panel stamp of Luther, signed PD and dated 1579, within a frame composed of arabesque stamps, arabesque cornerpieces within gilt roll-tooled outer borders, lower cover with sunken central panel stamp of Melanchthon, all coloured by hand, spine tooled with gilt fleurs-de-lys and stars, somewhat rubbed and repaired at edges


Paul Droscher (EBDB w004602) was active in Wittenberg from around 1579 to 1601. There is a similar binding on a German Bible printed in Wittenberg in 1584, now in the Royal Collection, which also has both these painted panel stamps.


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