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BIBLE; English, DouaiĀ–Rheims version.)
The New Testament of Jesus Christ translated faithfully into English, out of the authentical Latin, according to the best corrected copies of the same, diligently conferred with the Greeke and other editions in divers languages: With Arguments of bookes and chapters, Annotations, and other necessarie helpes, for the better understanding of the text, and specially for the discoverie of the Corruptions of divers late translations, and for cleering the Controversies in religion, of these daies: In the English College of Rhemes. Rheims: John Fogny, 1582; [together with:] The Holie Bible faithfully translated into English, out of the authentical Latin. Diligently conferred with the Hebrew, Greeke, and other editions in divers languages. With Arg
Rheims [NT] & Douai [OT]: John Fogny [NT]; printed by Laurence Kellam [OT], 1582 & 1609–10 - Together 2 works in 3 quarto volumes. NT: quarto (214 x 155 mm). Late 17th-century calf, covers with a gilt rule border and gilt panel with a small fleuron at the corners, spine with 6 panels, the 2nd and 3rd with early 19th-century contrasting morocco labels; early 19th-century wove paper endleaves; sprinkled edges. Woodcut initials and ornaments; woodcut title from an early 17th-century Geneva Bible bound-in as frontispiece. Title and following leaf somewhat soiled and browned and repaired on the verso along the inner margin, text lightly browned throughout with some minor dampstaining, minor grubby marks and soiling in places, inner margin of the final leaf repaired, a very good copy. Old ink initials "AK" at the foot of the title; Rev. Joseph Abbot, perhaps the Catholic priest of St Chad's, Birmingham, circa 1838–40, with his early 19th-century signature on the front pastedown; pencil purchase note on the front flyleaf "Hodgson 423 10/10/69 AMX". OT: 2 volumes, quarto (225 x 168 mm). Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, central gilt-stamped oval "IHS" with crucifix surrounded by flames, frames with elaborate scrollwork, spines gilt-stamped with repeated floral stamp; rebacked with original spines laid down, corners mended. Titles within typographic ornament borders, woodcut headpieces and decorative initials. Bookplates of Robert S. Pirie. An occasional minor marginal spot or smudge, a very good copy. First edition of the Roman Catholic version of the Bible, the Old Testamen … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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