BIBLE, in English, Bishop's version [The Holie Bible], 1568
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BIBLE, in English, Bishop's version [The Holie Bible], 1568
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BIBLE, in English, Bishop's version
[The Holie Bible], 5 parts in one, black letter, double column, 4 part titles (that for New Testament with full-page decorative border), woodcut illustrations (one full-page) in the text, calendar printed in red and black, lacks 15 leaves (general title and 4 preliminaries, folio 78 of part 3, folio 89, and final 9 leaves of New Testament), cropping with loss to some side-notes and text at lower margins, approximately 20 leaves with tears or some loss (4 with substantial loss, final 10 leaves frayed at edges), early calf over wooden boards, very worn, lower cover detached [Herbert 125; STC 2099], folio (360 x 260mm.), [Richard Jugge, 1568]

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  • First edition of the so-called 'Bishop's Bible' version, Matthew Parker's revision of the Great Bible version. "In typography and illustration this is perhaps the most sumptuous in the long series of folio English Bibles" (Herbert).
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