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Richard Grafton & Edward Whitchurch, London 1539 - The First Edition of the 1539 ¿Great¿ Bible [Bible in English.] The Byble in/ Englyshe, that is to saye the con-/ tent of all the holy scrypture, bothe/ of ye olde and newe testament, truly/ translated after the veryte of the/ Hebrue and Greke textes, by ye dy-/ lygent studye of dyuerse excellent/ learned men, expert in the forsayde/ tonges./ Prynted by Richard Grafton &/ Edward Whitchurch./ Cum priuilegio ad imprimen-/ dum solum./ 1539. The first edition, first printing of the Miles Coverdale ¿Great¿ Bible, ¿the hole byble of the largest volume,¿ which Thomas Cromwell, as the King¿s vice-regent (King Henry VIII), in an injunction to the clergy (September 1538), ordered to be set up in sum conuenient place wythin the said church that ye haue cure of, where as your parishioners may moste comodiously resorte to the same and reade it. First two preliminary pages are facsimile, and last page to Revelation provided in facsimile. Herbert 46. Darlow & Moule 25. STC 2068. Also see Mozley, Coverdale and his Bibles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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