Tyndale's Bible, English New Testament. [The newe Testament ...





Tyndale's Bible, English New Testament. [The newe Testament of our Sauiour Jesu Christe], the first edition of Tyndale's version with Jugge's revisions and the first of the three illustrated quarto editions of Tyndale's version, [London: Richard Jugge], [1552], black letter printing with italic type, 37 lines to a full page, 295ff. only of 340 ff., with 90 in-text woodcut illustrations, 1 map, foliate and historiated initials, a typically incomplete copy of this rarity, as well as later leaves, it also lacks the title-page with its portrait of Edward VI and imprint details, the dedication leaves, other prelims and almanacs, however still conforming to Herbert's criterion, i.e. 37 lines to to a full page, Q7 b 'Beynge accused by their ovvne consicence' (John VIII: 9) printed in roman type, with the marginal note 'This is read in the greke testamente of Stephanus prynte', divisional title composed of ornamental frames of four blocks, reading 'The epistles of Saint Paule [...] The Canonicall Epistles [...] The Reuelation of S. John', and the initials R.I. within a circle inscribed Omnia Desvper, present signatures collating: B8, C-D⁸, E1, E3, [?E5 or 6], [E8], F-S⁸, T⁷, U-Z⁸, &³, [?Aa1], Aa3-8, Bb-Mm⁸, Nn1, Nn3-8, Oo-Pp8, Qq2-[7], Rr2-[6], &2-7, of which signatures B8, C1-5, D1-2, F8, I2, I8, N4, S8, T1, T5, Z7, Hh3, Mm1, Mm7, Pp1, Pp8, Rr4, &6-7 are defective, sometimes but not always with loss of text, signatures C1-5, S1, T2, T7, Dd6 and Oo3-4 have been repaired to varying degrees, all of the contents have been cropped with the majority of the running titles, marginal notes and references affected, however in some places only touching with little or no loss, the cropping has left signatures D6, Qq3-4 and Qq6 askew, the contents toned and sometimes soiled, a few leaves with marginal creases, two or three gatherings stained, indistinct contemporaneous ink manuscript ownership inscriptions and some further readers' markings, the Tyndale prefixed by 7 leaves of a 1710 NT, rebacked and relayed early 17th century panelled calf, chipped and rubbed, later 19th century black endpapers contemporary to the aforementioned repairs, split at recto pastedown gutter but holding, 4to (19.5cm x 14cm), [Hebert 99; Fry 29; STC 2867].

Auction Date: 17th Jan 2023 at 10am

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