Lot 170
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Bible in English. Tyndale's Pentateuch

300,000 - 500,000 USD
305,000 USD
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The Firste Boke of Moses called Genesis. Newly Corrected and Amended by W.T. [-Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy]. [Antwerp: Merten de Keyser, J. Hoochstraten], 1534 [1530]

8vo (5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.; 150 x 95 mm). Eight section titles within woodcut borders, Roman type from Exodus to Leviticus and in Deuteronomy, black letter in Numbers, 11 full-page woodcuts in Exodus, one 8-line historiated woodcut initial, a few smaller initials, collation: [Genesis] A4, B-L8, [Exodus] []8, A-E8, F7, G-I8, K4, [Leviticus] A, A-F8, G4, [Numbers] A10, B-I8, K4, [Deuteronomy] A4, B-I8=[371 of 376] leaves; lacking leaves A1-2, 7-8 supplied in flawless facsimile as well as second F1, and the blank lower half of the last leaf, some marginal soiling and occasional tiny stains, small burn-mark in fore-edge of first H1, occasional light marginal dampstains, more extensive dampstain in upper portion of last few quires. Contemporary blindruled calf in a panel design, double-ruled border and central panel, goldstamped central medallion and fleurons at four corners, spine with gilt-stamped clover at center of each compartment, later gilt-stamped red leather title label on spine, edges plain; ties gone, extremities worn with a few small mends. In a red morocco drop-box, gilt-stamped Tonner monogram.