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lettres bâtardes, double columns, woodcuts and ornamental initials, title within woodcut border in compartments of Biblical subjects with mark M. K., 2 vol. in 1, morocco super extra, y. e., Imprime en Anvers, Martin l'Empereur, 1530, folio (195)

Bull, £20 5s. (The first complete edition of the Bible in French, separate parts having been published between 1523 and 1528. All the early editions were rigorously suppressed.

Catalogue.] 4031 Biblia.

Le Premier (et Second) Volume de la Bible en Francoys (translatée du latin par Guyard des Moulins), lettres bâtardes, double columns, title in red within woodcut border, woodcuts and ornamental initials, 2 vol. in 1, corners of 2 or 3 leaves at end repaired, morocco extra, with antique gilt ornaments, g.e., by R. De Coverly, Imprimée à Lyon pour Pierre Bailly Marchant Libraire, 1531, folio (196)

Leighton, £8 (A rare edition of Guyard des Moulins' French translation, with Comments on Genesis and Maccabees taken from the Latin of Peter Comestor, first printed by Vérard about 1510. Bailly published an earlier edition in 1521, but the woodcuts in the present are mostly different.

Catalogue.] 4032 Biblia. La Bible qui est toute la Saincte Escripture, trans

latez en Francoys, lettres bâtardes, woodcut ornamental
initials, title mended, margin of next leaf shaved, corners of
2 leaves at end mended and leaf with colophon inlaid, old
French morocco, full gilt floreate back, line sides, g.e.
(Derome), Achever dimprimer en la Ville et Conte de Neu-
chastel par Pierre de Wingle dict Pirot Picard lan 1535
Ile de Juing (197)

K. Roberts, £.26 [The first edition of the Bible in French for the Reformed Church of Geneva, by P. Olivetan and John Calvin.

Catalogue.) 4033 Biblia. Le Premier et le Second Volume de la Bible en

François, lettres bâtardes, double columns, large and small woodcuts and ornamental initials, 2 vol. in 1, morocco extra, g. e., by De Coverly, Imprimée à Paris par Anthoyne Bonnemere, demourant au Mont Saynt Hilaire à l'hostel Dalbret, 1537-8, folio (198)

Bull, £8 5s. 4034 Biblia Sacra Germanica (durch D. M. Luther), (Genesis to

end of Solomon's Song only), lit. goth., numerous woodcuts by Hans Brosamer, painted and heightened in gold, the title to the third part having 14 emblazoned coats-of-arms of the German princely pairons of the Reformation, morocco gilt, inside gilt borders, silk linings, r. e. (Wittemberg, Hans Luft), 1561, folio (201)

Stechert, 421 (Printed upon vellum. No complete copy on vellum known. This had no preliminary leaves or titles to the first and second parts. 'It began on Aj with the first Book of Genesis, and this part ran to folio cvi., end of Deuteronomy, and wanted folios xvi. and xxviii. The second part

4035 Biblia.

began with Joshua and ended with Esther, folios ii.-cxlii. The third part began with Job and ended with Solomon's Song, folios i.-.xx., including title. (From the Ashburnham Library.) See Book-PRICES CURRENT, vol. xi., No. 4467. - Catalogue.]

De Biblie, uth der Uthlegginge Doctoris Martini Luther, lit. goth., woodcut title and numerous woodcuts by E. Altdorffer and black ribbon initials, contemporary German binding in oaken boards, leather, stamped with ornaments in borders and small compartments, a few leaves wormed, Lübeck, L. Dietz, 1533, folio (202) K. Roberts, £11

[The first edition of Luther's Bible in the Saxon (Low German) dialect. A slip of paper has a MS. note beginning, “Joannes Bugenhagen Pommer D. am Christl. leser,” in

reference to this version.--Catalogue.] 4036 Biblia. Hier beghit dat Prologus väder biblē des Oversetters

te duytsche ute latine, lit. goth., double columns of 38 lines, without marks, rubricated, ornamental pen-letters, divided into two parts, with printer's device, two shields in red at the end of each part (leaf of Prologue wormed), in i vol., modern Dutch boarded calf, with two metal clasps, Tot Delft in Hollandt bi Jacob Jacobsoen ende Mauritius Yemants Zoen, 1477, small folio (203)

Quaritch, £52 [The first edition of the Bible in Dutch. Rare in such

perfect condition.-Catalogue.] 4037 Biblia Islandica. Biblia thad er öll Heilög Ritning utlögd a

Norrænu, med Formalum Doct. Mart. Luther, lit. goth., 2 titles within woodcut borders, woodcuts and ornamental initials, first title inlaid and 2 leaves mended, boarded morocco gilt, antique style, g.e., by F. Bedford, Prentad a Holum af Jone Jons' Syne, 1584, folio (207) Ellis, £10

[The first edition of the Bible in Icelandic, of which only the Old Testament was issued in this edition. It was edited and partly translated from the Latin by Bishop Gudbrund Thorlakson, of Holar, who also drew and

engraved the woodcuts.- Catalogue.] 4038 Biblia Islandica. Testamentum Novum. Nyia Testamentum

a Norrænu Matth. 17. Thesse er minu Elfkuligur sonur ad huerium mier vel thocknast, Honum skulu thier hlyda, lit. goth., title within woodcut border, black ribbon initials, several leaves repaired, some headlines shaved, morocco, antique gilt ornaments, g. e., by F. Bedford, Holam af Jone Jons Syni, 1584, folio (208)

Ellis, £3 4039 Biblia Sacra Islandica. Biblia thad er, öll Heilög Ritning

ullögd a Norränu, med Formalum D. Mart. Luther, lit. goth.. the second Icelandic Bible, by Thorlakr Skulason, Bishop of Holar, woodcut title in compartments, cuts and ornamental initials in the text, margins of a few leaves defective and repaired, sold not subject to return, morocco gilt, g.e., Prentud ad nyu a Hoolum, 1644, folio (209)

Leighton, £1 8s. 4040 Biblia. Thet är all then Helgha Scrifft pa swensko (translated from the German of Luther by 0. Petri and L. Petri, Archbishop of Upsala, with Luther's prefaces), lit. goth.. woodcuts, title mounted, some margins mended and cut close, oaken boards, leather, the first edition of the Bible in Swedish, Tryckt I Upsala af Georgen Richolf, 1541, small folio (211)

K. Roberts, £5 4041 Biblia tu ie, use suetu pismu, Stariga mu Noviga Testa

menta, Slovenski, tolmazhena skusi Juria Dalmatina, lit. rom., woodcuts, first title mended and backed, first 8 leaves supplied from a shorter copy, 2 leaves defective, contemporary oaken boards, pigskin, with blind stamped ornaments and arms of Wirtemberg in centres, the first edition of the Bible in Windish, Wittemberga, Hæredes Jo. Cratonis, 1584, folio (212)

Tregaskis, £,5 1os. 4042 Bible. The Byble in English, black letter, woodcut title by

Holbein and numerous cuts in the text, first title, some inner margins and corners of some leaves repaired, some headlines in the Epistles cut into, morocco extra, antique gilt ornaments, g. e., by Rivière, Prynted by Rychard Grafton and Edward Whitchurch, 1539, fynyshed in April, folio (215)

Bull, £42 ios. [The first authorised edition of the complete Bible in English, called "The Great," or Cromwell's," with Cromwell's arms uneffaced and all the titles, those to the Old Testament, the Hagiographia and the New Testament being alike. As one or two of the titles may have been supplied from another edition, this copy was sold not

subject to return.-Catalogue.] 4043 Bible. The Bible in English, black letter, woodcut title to Old

Testament in red and black, title to New Testament in black only, other titles within borders of 25 compartments of Biblical subjects, with initials of J. M. (Jehan Mallart), title to Old Testament defective and mounted, corner torn off that of New Testament, wanted 2 leaves after first title, last 2 leaves defective, some leaves stained, sold not subject to return, calf extra, Rouen, at the Coste and Charges of Richard Carmarden (per_C. Hamillon), 1566, folio (218)

Tregaskis, £6 175. 6d. 4044 Bible. The Byble, whych is all the holy

Scripture, truelye and purely translated into Englishe by Thomas Matthewe, 1537, black letter, woodcut titles and ornamental woodcut initials, Old Testament title in facsimile, margins of many leaves at beginning and end repaired, morocco super extra, g. e., by F. Bedford, Thos. Raynalde and W. Hyll, 1549, folio (219)

Bull, £12 155. [Mathewe's version, with Tyndale's Prologues. This is an accurate reprint of the edition of 1537. The woodcut border of the title page is made up of the same blocks as were used for Coverdale's Bible of 1535. Becke's revision of the same version, though issued the same year, was

printed by John Daye.--ED.] 4045 Bible. The Byble, that is to say all the Holy Scripture

black letter, woodcut titles and woodcuts in the text, the first title had woodcut border only, the text being written in facsimile, New Testament title mounted, margins of 2 leaves in Genesis and of 14 leaves at end mended, a few leaves stained and scribbled on, not subject to return, old russia gilt, Daye and Seres, 1549, small folio (220) Ridler, £6 155.

[Mathewe's version, revised by Becke, with the “Bugges”

reading in Psalm xci. 5.- Catalogue.) 4046 Bible. The Byble in English, black letter, woodcut titles in

compartments to all the five parts, title to Old Testament mounted, that to New Testament mended, the others all intact, margins of several leaves mended, morocco, covered with antique blind stamped ornaments, g. e., Edw. Whytchurche, 1553, folio (221)

Higham, 613 4047 Bible. The Holie Bible, conlayning the Olde Testamente and

the Newe, black letter, woodcuts within ornamental borders by Virgil Solis, with his mark, portrait of the Earl of Leicester to title of part 2, and one of Burleigh before the Psalms, woodcut initials of subjects and ornaments, first title in facsimile, margins of preliminary leaves mended, 2 leaves at end mended, old calf, the first edition of the "Bishop's ” Bible, R. Jugge (1568), folio (222)

Tregaskis, £8 2s. 6d. 4048 Bible. “The Holi Bible" (these three words in a blank

space of a large woodcut representing Queen Elizabeth being crowned by Mercy and Justice), with Calendar, Proper Lessons, Morning and Evening Prayer, etc. (margin of first leaf of Genesis mended), black and roman letter, double columns, woodcuts, title to each part except Joshua, which has leaf with printer's device only, at the end the Table, followed by a leaf of “faultes escaped in the printing,” R. Jugge, 1569—The Whole Booke of Psalmes in English Metre, by Sternhold and Hopkins, with apt notes to sing them withal, black letter, J. Daye, 1569, in i vol., old calf (Ashburnham copy), the second edition of the Bishop's Bible, and the first in 4to., small 4to. (223)

Higham, £14 Ios. 4049 Bible (Holy). The Bishops' Version (revised by Archbishop

Parker), Genealogies, Calendar (in red and black), etc., black letter, woodcut titles, full-page cut of the Creation and ornamental initials, margin of leaf before Genesis mended, morocco super extra, g. e., C. Barker, 1585, large folio (224)

Maggs, £13 5. 4050 Bible (The) and Holy Scriptures (Genevan or Breeches”

Version), maps and woodcuts, thick paper, ruled in red, title repaired, some headlines cut into two or three corners mended, modern oak boards, morocco, with antique ornaments, g. e., At Geneva, printed by Rowland Hall, 1560, 4to. (225)

K. Roberts, 417 (First edition of the Genevan or

Breeches” version ; rare, especially on thick paper.-Catalogue.] 4051 Bible (The) and Holy Scriptures (Genevan or

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4053 Bible.

“Breeches” Version), with Calendar, Historical Table, Whole Booke of Psalmes in Meetre (with Notes), and Catechism, ruled in red, woodcuts and maps (coloured), margins of last 2 leaves mended, Family Register of Thomas Person, 1651-63, on fly-leaf before New Testa. ment, vellum, gilt and gauffred edges (Ashburham copy), Geneva, John Crespin, 1569, small 4to. (226)

Tregaskis, £4 75. 6d. 4052 Bible (Holy). Genevan or “ Breeches” Version, translated

according to the Ebrue and Greeke, with most profitable Annotations, a Table, etc., maps and woodcuts, Geneva, John Crispin, 1570—The Whole Booke of Psalmes, collected into Englishe Metre by T. Sternhold, J. Hopkins and others, with apt Notes, with a Calendar containing woodcuts, ib., 1569, in i vol., morocco extra, g. e., small 4to. (227)

Bull, £10 5s. The Bible and Holy Scriptures. . translated according to the Ebreue and Greeke, with most profitable Annotations, etc. (Genevan or “ Breeches” Version), first title in facsimile, preliminary leaves stained, margins cut down, woodcut maps inserted, Third Book of Machabees inserted from a black letter English edition (sold not subject to return), calf, rebacked, g. e., Edinburgh, A. Arbuthnot, 1579 (New Testament, Thomas Bassandyne, 1576), folio (228)

Tregaskis, £8 125. 6d. (First edition of the Bible in English printed in Scotland. - Catalogue. The Bassandyne Bible is a verbatim reprint of the second Genevan edition published in 1561, which formed the “copy” furnished to Thomas Bassandyne by

the Kirk.--ED.) 4054 Bible. The Bible (Genevan or “Breeches” Version), black

letter, woodcut titles and woodcuts, the fly-leaves and some margins filled with learned contemporary MS. notes, chiefly on the chronology and genealogy of the Bible, oaken boards, stamped ornamental leather, metal bosses and clasps (Ashburnham copy), C. Barker, 1583, large folio (230)

Tregaskis, 46 55. 4055 Bible (The), that is the holy Scriptures conteined in the olde

and Newe Testament (Genevan or “Breeches” Version), woodcut titles and cuts in the text, Deputies of C. Barker, 1599–Whole Booke of Psalmes in Metre, by Sternhold and Hopkins, with apt notes (no imprint), in 1 vol., old English morocco (XVIIth Century), fleurons on back, line sides with corner fleurons, silver corners and centre-pieces, with crowned initials "E. E.” and clasps, g. e., with a loose silk cover embroidered in silver and various coloured threads in Aowers and other ornaments, probably the work of the Little Gidding Nuns, small 4to. (232) Roberts, £25

[The initials on the silver shields in centres are probably those of Arthur, Earl of Essex, who was popularly supposed to have been assassinated in the Tower in 1683.-Catalogue.)

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