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Biblj Ceske djl prwnj-ssesty. [Apocrypha Volume of the Kralice Bible]
Kralice: ZachariásÌŒ SÌŒolín for the United Brethren, 1588. Quarto; 17.5 x 25 cm; [6], 294, [1] leaves; lacks leaves 186 and 191. Stamped calf binding dated 1605 with initials MKR; rebacked, lacking clasps and one corner piece. Darlow and Moule, 2186. Ex-library the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, the collection of the 25th and 26th Earls of Crawford.The first translation of the Bible directly from the original Hebrew and Greek into Czech was undertaken by the Unity of Brethren, a loose organization of Czech reformed churches that predates Luther's Reformation by more than a hundred years. Like the King James Version, the Kralice Bible is the work of a group of scholars. Printed under the direction of Zacharias Solin in the Moravian village of Kralice nad Oslavou, the Bible was published in parts as work progressed, with six volumes appearing between 1579 and 1593. The importance of the Kralice Bible in the development of the Czech language and literature is quite similar to that of the King James Version in English and the Luther Bible in German.From the time of Jan Hus in the late 1300s, Czech Protestants treasured Bibles in their own language, and whenever Protestantism was the target of persecution by the Crown or the Catholic Church, Bibles were seized and burnt. During the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648, both the Hapsburg authorities and the representatives of the Catholic Church, particularly Jesuits, routinely invaded homes and seized and burnt any Reformist literature, particularly Bibles. Most copies of the Kralice Bible were thus destroyed.Offered for sale here in its o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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