BIBLE, 1549, in English, Matthew's version [The Byble, Whych is All the Holy Scripture: In Whych are Contayned the Olde and Newe Testament], [1549]
Lot 236
BIBLE, 1549, in English, Matthew's version [The Byble, Whych is All the Holy Scripture: In Whych are Contayned the Olde and Newe Testament], [1549]
Sold for £2,000 (US$ 3,123) inc. premium

Lot Details
BIBLE, in English, Matthew's version
[The Byble, Whych is All the Holy Scripture: in Whych are Contayned the Olde and Newe Testament], 463 leaves (of 706, starts on R1, Deuteronomy), 54 lines, black letter, double column, New Testament title within wide historiated border, 2C6 defective, several leaves with short tears, repairs or shaved, bookplate of George Thomas Robinson, modern calf, upper cover with a central cross in black morocco onlay, gilt stars in the corners [Herbert 75; STC 2078], folio (300 x 190mm.), [Thomas Raynalde and William Hyll, 1549]

Footnotes

  • A reprint of Matthw's Bible of 1537, "which welds together the best work of Tyndale and Coverdale... [and] is generally considered to be the real primary version of our English Bible" (Herbert).
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