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English Literature and History Lot 55


[BREECHES BIBLE, 1587] THE HOLY BIBLE...4 parts in 1, 8vo, the New Testament title is "The Newe Testament of our Lord Jesus Christ, translated out of Greek by Theod, Beza whereunto are adioined briefe summaries of doctrine upon the Evangelists and Actes of the Apostles, together with the methode of the Epistles of the Apostles by the said Theod. Beza; And also short expositions on the phrases and hard places, taken out of the large annotations of the foresaid Authour and Ioach, Camerarius, by P. Loseter, Villerius, Englished by L Tomson. Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie Anno 1587." The Psalms title is "The Whole Booke of Psalmes...Printed by Iohn Wolfe, for the Assignes of Richard Day. 1587". The first title and following 15 leaves of the Old Testament have been replaced from a 1649 edition printed by Barker. A good early copy, some woodcuts in text, early manuscript entries of births and deaths, rebound in quarter calf with marbled boards, attractive 17th century gilt-gauffered edges, text leaves ruled in red throughout, sold w.a.f.

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