Lot 45
  • 45

Bible in English. New Testament [Tyndale's Version]

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5,000 - 7,000 USD
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Description

  • The Newe Testament of oure Saueour Jesus Christ translated by M. Wil. Tyndall, yet once agayno [sic] corrected with new annotacyons very necessary to better onderstondynge ; where vnto is added an exhortacion to the same of Erasmus Rotero ; with an Engelshe calender, and a table, necessary to fynde easly, and lyghtly any story contayned in the fowre Euangelistes, & in the Actes of the Apostles. [London?], [1549] (but Antwerp, 1536?)
  • ink,leather,paper
8vo (6 x 3 5/8 in.; 151 x 93 mm). Gothic letter. A large fragment, 322 leaves of 408 only, comprising C5 to yy7 (but lacking within that sequence O1, 08, Z5–8, a1, y2–3), some text woodcuts in Revelation, woodcut initials; some staining and repair. Polished calf antique, red edges. 

Provenance

Sotheby's London, 30 November 1970, lot 153a ("The Property of an Institute"). acquisition: Purchased at the foregoing sale through Alan G. Thomas

Literature

Herbert 79; STC 2856; ESTC S1202

Catalogue Note

According to Herbert, it is likely that this scarce edition was printed in Antwerp around 1536, as it bears striking resemblance to other editions of that place and date. It then seems that it was reissued with some reprinting in London in 1549, perhaps by Day and Seres, whose types appear to have been used on the reprinted leaves.
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