BIBLE, IN ENGLISH, MATTHEW'S VERSION [The Byble, that is to say all the holy scripture: In whych are contayned the Olde and New Testamente], [John Daye, and William Seres, 1549]

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BIBLE, IN ENGLISH, MATTHEW'S VERSION
[The Byble, that is to say all the holy scripture: In whych are contayned the Olde and New Testamente], [John Daye, and William Seres, 1549]

Sold for £ 1,500 (US$ 2,008) inc. premium
BIBLE, IN ENGLISH, MATTHEW'S VERSION
[The Byble, that is to say all the holy scripture: In whych are contayned the Olde and New Testamente], black letter, double column, titles to third part, Apocrypha and New Testament within wide historiated border, woodcut illustrations and initials, lacks all but 12 leaves (of Samuel and Kings) before 2M1 (Chronicles), 3 leaves (2G5-6 and H1) of Ecclesiastes, and final 36 leaves of New Testament (final leaf P2), a few short tears, light dampstains towards end, late nineteenth century blindstamped calf, tear at head of spine [Herbert 74; STC 2077], folio (282 x 190mm.), [John Daye, and William Seres, 1549]

Footnotes

  • A reprint of the Matthew'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). The 1549 edition has revisions and ancillary material (including Tyndale's preface to the New Testament), edited by Edmund Becke. It is sometimes popularly referred to as the "Bug Bible".

    Provenance: "Thomas Page his book", early inscription on blank 3A8; Lancelot Haslope, armorial bookplate; Rev. Francis Forbes Savage, bookplate.
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BIBLE, IN ENGLISH, MATTHEW'S VERSION [The Byble, that is to say all the holy scripture: In whych are contayned the Olde and New Testamente], [John Daye, and William Seres, 1549]
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