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Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

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Lot 13

Bible, English.- New Testament of Jesus Christ (The), translated faithfully into English, first Douai-Rheims edition in English, 18th century russia, Rheims, John Fogny, 1582.

 

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Bible, English. - New Testament of Jesus Christ (The), translated faithfully into English [by Geoffrey Martin], collation: a-c4, d2, A-5D4, 5E2, title with woodcut ornamental border, woodcut initials and head- & tail-pieces, a good tall copy with wide margins, old ink inscriptions to foot of title and a few annotations to text, title and final leaf a little soiled, first few leaves slightly water-stained at fore-edge, occasional spotting or light browning, small stain to verso of B1, M3 & 4 torn and repaired affecting some text but no loss, 18th century diced russia, gilt, spine gilt, a little rubbed, upper joint split, slight cracking to spine, [Herbert 177; Pforzheimer 68; STC 2884], 4to (230 x 160mm.), Rheims, John Fogny, 1582.

Editio princeps of the Roman Catholic (Douai-Rheims) version of the New Testament in English, translated from the Vulgate. "The translation adheres very closely to the Latin...and exerted a very considerable influence on the version [King James Bible] of 1611, transmitting to it not only an extensive vocabulary, but also numerous distinctive phrases and turns of expression." (Herbert).

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Bible, English. - New Testament of Jesus Christ (The), translated faithfully into English [by Geoffrey Martin], collation: a-c4, d2, A-5D4, 5E2, title with woodcut ornamental border, woodcut initials and head- & tail-pieces, a good tall copy with wide margins, old ink inscriptions to foot of title and a few annotations to text, title and final leaf a little soiled, first few leaves slightly water-stained at fore-edge, occasional spotting or light browning, small stain to verso of B1, M3 & 4 torn and repaired affecting some text but no loss, 18th century diced russia, gilt, spine gilt, a little rubbed, upper joint split, slight cracking to spine, [Herbert 177; Pforzheimer 68; STC 2884], 4to (230 x 160mm.), Rheims, John Fogny, 1582.

Editio princeps of the Roman Catholic (Douai-Rheims) version of the New Testament in English, translated from the Vulgate. "The translation adheres very closely to the Latin...and exerted a very considerable influence on the version [King James Bible] of 1611, transmitting to it not only an extensive vocabulary, but also numerous distinctive phrases and turns of expression." (Herbert).

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