Collection ID: M4005

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Ege, Otto F.
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet
Language:
Multiple languages

Background

Scope and Content:

Sold as Otto F. Ege'sOriginal Leaves from Famous Bibles: Nine Centuries, 1121-1935 A.D.(Cleveland: Otto Ege, circa 1950), this collection consists of more than 60 original Bible leaves in folders. Four items are manuscript pages, while an additional 56 are printed. The leaves range in age from circa 1150 to 1935. During the years 1938-1950, Ege published portfolios under this title with 37, 50 and 60 leaves.

Each leaf was originally affixed to identical mattes that bore mounted cards of description. While these mattes have been retained and are now housed at the end of box 2, in almost all instances the pages have been removed from these original acidic mattes due to preservation concerns. The descriptive information contained on each original label has also been included in this collection guide.

This portfolio was published in an edition of 100 copies, but the pasted slip noting the limitation is lacking in this copy.

Acquisition information:
Purchased with the William Ireland Knapp Memorial Fund.
Physical location:
Formerly cataloged with the print holdings of Special Collections: CASE Special Collections Oversize 655.1 B46.
Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Indexed Terms

Subjects:
Printing--Specimens.

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Case Library
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346, United States
CONTACT:
315-228-6175