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Lot 4: The Newe Testament. 103, [1] leaves, with title and last 3 leaves in facsimile; lacks 2L6 Titus 2:13-Hebrews 2:14 Black letter. Folio, 17th-century gilt-panelled red morocco, front Joint restored and rubbed, recased; endpapers renewed; margins

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by Swann Auction Galleries

November 19, 1998

New York, NY, USA

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Description: The Newe Testament. 103, [1] leaves, with title and last 3 leaves in facsimile; lacks 2L6 Titus 2:13-Hebrews 2:14 Black letter. Folio, 17th-century gilt-panelled red morocco, front Joint restored and rubbed, recased; endpapers renewed; margins trimmed affecting sidenotes and some head- or direction-lines, paper corrosion in upper inner corner of opening leaves affecting some text, occasional soiling and stains, scattered marginal repairs, including facsimile replacement of excised portion of text on 2LS. [London]: Richard Grafton & Edward Whitchurch, 1539 E2000-3000 New Testament only from the first edition of the 'Great Bible, " prepared by Miles Coverdale under the patronage of Thomas Cromwell, who as the King's vice-regent in ecclesiastical matters issued an injunction requiring it to be placed in all parish churches for public reading. The printing of this edition was begun in Pails in 1538 but halted by French authorities, and completed in London the following year. Herbert 46; Stc 2068

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