31st Jul, 2020 11:00

Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport

  Lot 68

Bible, English

Bible, English
The Byble, that is to saye, all the holye Scripture…, 5 parts in one, Old Testament parts 2 and 3, New Testament and Apocrypha have divisional titles and separate foliation; NT and Apocrypha titles within wide woodcut historiated borders depicting scenes in connection with the text, that before the N.T. shows at the foot Henry VIII presenting a copy of the Bible to the Bishops, black letter, double column, woodcut floriated initials, lacking A 1-6 , *1-2, t2, Qqi 4, 7-8 , Sss1, & T 1, 5-6 , repairs to first 2 leaves, e 8 reinforced at gutter, tear to inner margin of L8, h2 tear, o7-8 small burn holes, t1 hole with loss of text, Ff8 & Yy8 small tears at corner, Zz8 right margin trimmed with partial loss of side notes, Q 1, 5 chipped, Sss 4 and following reinforced to right margins, a few headlines and side notes just shaved in places, dust soiling and some spotting or marking, light occasional waterstaining, light browning, occasional marginalia, ownership inscription of Elizabeth Loyd , 19th century vellum boards, spine tooled in gilt with Tudors’ arms, a.e.r., a little soiled, new marbled endpapers, [ESTC S123035; STC (2nd ed.), 2084; Darlow & Moule (Rev. 1968), 92C; Herbert 92], folio, Nicolas Hyll, 1551.

*** The fourth edition of 'Matthew' Bible version (i.e. the translation of William Tyndale edited by John Rogers), revised by Richard Taverner, further revised by Edmund Becke, who edited the whole. First published in 1537, this version "welds together the best work of Tyndale and Coverdale, [and] is generally considered to be the real primary version of our English Bible" (Herbert).

Sold for £17,500

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