October through December 2020, a copy of the Den Geheelen Bibel – which translates from Dutch to Holy Bible – will be on display in the Salisbury House Library. This Bible was published in 1553 and was one of the oldest religious books in the Weeks family collection. Published after the Reformation (1517), this Bible was created during a time when Protestantism was gaining strength in the Netherlands. The book is bound in vellum or alumtawed and has red stamping around the foredge. Inside are multiple wood-cut printed pictures.
To learn more about the Salisbury House Library Collection, check out Special Collections at Grinnell College Libraries.