BIBLE, 1538, in English and Latin, Coverdale's version [The Newe Testament both Latine and Englyshe]
Lot 234
BIBLE, 1538, in English and Latin, Coverdale's version [The Newe Testament both Latine and Englyshe]
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Lot Details
BIBLE, in English and Latin, Coverdale's version
[The Newe Testament both Latine and Englyshe eche Correspondente to the Other After the Vulgare Texte, Communely Called S. Jerome, Faythfullye Translated by John Holyybushe], black letter, lacking the 6 preliminary leaves (title supplied in manuscript facsimile), A1 soiled with ink notes in upper margin, sprinkling of single wormholes (up to 20 at beginning, decreasing by page 50), modern half calf, upper cover detached [Herbert 38; STC 2818], 4to (205 x 135mm.), [Printed in Southwarke by James Nicholson, 1538]

Footnotes

  • The second quarto edition of Coverdale's diglot Testament. "Before leaving London in the spring of 1538 for Paris... Coverdale had settled that Nycolson should publish for him in London a New Testament with the Vulgate text and his own English version printed side by side. This he determined on in order to reassure his timid friends, and to confute his critics" (Herbert). The first edition was immediately repudiated by Coverdale, who set about arranging for another edition to be published by Francis Regnault in Paris. In the meantime Nycolson "on his own account, published this second and corrected issue".
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