Selections from collections assembled by Otto F. Ege
September 18, 2013 – October 11, 2013
The Special Collections department at St. John’s University is home to a two unique collections; Original Leaves from Famous Bibles, 1121 A.D. – 1935 A.D. and Original Leaves from Famous Books 1122 A.D. – 1935 A.D (set 27 of 40). These collections were complied by Otto F. Ege, a professor of art history and private collector of manuscripts.
A selection of 24 leaves from the Otto F. Ege collections at St. John’s University will be on view in the main library.
Original leaves on view from September 18 – October 2
History of Rome / Livy, 1436 A.D. Italy. One Leaf.
The Justinian Code, 1512 A.D. Paris. Printed by Thielman Kerver. One Leaf.
Anatomy / Vesalius, 1555 A.D. Basle. Printed by Johannes Oporinus. One Leaf.
Ship of Fools / Barclay, 1570 A.D. London. Printed by John Cawood. One Leaf.
The Fourth Folio (The Tragedy of Othello) / William Shakespeare, 1685 A.D. London. Printed by H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley. One Leaf.
Beowulf, 1895 A.D. London. Printed by the Kelmscott Press. One Leaf.
Armenian Manuscript Bible, 1121 A.D. One Leaf
Miniature Manuscript Bible, Circa 1240 A.D. One Leaf.
King James Bible, 1611 A.D. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie. Two Leaves.
Eliot Indian Bible, 1685 A.D. S. Green, Cambridge. One Leaf.
First Germantown Bible, 1743 A.D. Germantown: Gedruckt bey Christoph Saur. One Leaf.
Doves’ Bible, 1903-1905 A.D. The Doves Press No. 1 The Terrace Hammersmith. One Leaf.
Original leaves on view from October 2 – October 11
The Vulgate Bible / St. Jerome, circa 1240 A.D. Paris. One Leaf.
The Divine Comedy / Dante Alighieri, 1491 A.D. Venice. Printed by Petrus de Piasio. One Leaf.
The Nuremberg Chronicle / Dr. Hartmann Schedel, 1493 A.D. Nuremberg. Printed by Anton Koberger. One Leaf.
Metamorphoses / Ovid, 1527 A.D. Venice. Printed by Helizabeth de Rusconibus. One Leaf.
History of Plants / Gerard, 1597 A.D. London. Printed by John Norton. One Leaf.
Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes, 1608 A.D. Madrid. Printed by Juan De La Cuesta. One Leaf.
Paris Manuscript Bible, Circa 1310 A.D. One Leaf.
Italian Incunabula Bible, 1495 A.D. Paganinus de Paganinis: Venetiis. One Leaf.
Giunta Bible, 1519 A.D. Venetiis: Lucas Antonius de Giunta One Leaf.
Suppressed Luther Bible, 1541 A.D. Gedruckt zu Leipzig durch Nicolaum Woltrab. One Leaf.
Plantin Hebrew Bible, 1584 A.D. Antuerpiae: Ex officina Christophori Plantini. One Leaf.
London Polyglot Bible (O.T.), 1655 A.D. Londini, Imprimebat Thomas Roycroft. One Leaf.