Bible in English [Matthew's Version]
'THE BYBLE, THAT IS TO SAY ALL THE HOLY SCRIPTURE: IN WHYCH ARE CO[N]TAYNED THE OLDE AND NEW TESTAMENTE, TRULY [AND] PURELY TRA[N]SLATED INTO ENGLISH ...' LONDON: BY [S. MIERDMAN FOR] JOHN DAYE ... AND WILLIAM SERES, 1549
5 parts in one volume, folio (11 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.; 295 x 191 mm). Text in black letter, general title printed in red and black within border composed of 14 woodblocks, divisional titles for Parts 2–3 and New Testament printed in black within borders composed of 6 blocks (4 pictorial, 2 side-blocks decorated with fountains and putti), 51 woodcut text illustrations including 2 half-page cuts, woodcut initials; quire AA and leaf U8 supplied in facsimile, lacking blank leaf Aaa8, marginal tear on AA1 (Part 3 title-page) just touching border and half-page woodcut on verso, text block cracked between quires DD and EE, scattered staining. Nineteenth-century cloth, calf spine; worn.
STC 2077; ESTC S106943; Herbert 74