BIBLE, English. (London: [S. Mierdman for] John Daye and William Serres, 17 August 1549). A reprint of Matthew's Bible of 1537, with the notes, etc., revised; edited by Edmund Becke. Five parts, black letter, double column, each title with composite woodcut border, woodcut text illustrations and initials. Folio, 301 x 195 mm., modern library buckram, g.e., lacks AA1-6, BB1-6, CC1-6 (i.e. 17 leaves at front before the Prologue, with CC6 used as support for a facsimile title-page within a genuine woodcut title border for Part II), and the blank leaf AAa8; RR1 and HH8 with small losses, Kkk1 with a portion of text inlaid, Nn6 torn, 22 leaves remargined, sometimes with slight loss (D1, D2, D6, Ee4, NN4, RR2, A1[NT title], S5-V8), old dampstaining. STC 2077; Herbert 74. Sold not subject to return.
Provenance: Purportedly Thomas James (1573?-1629), Bodley's librarian; later the property of Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843), according to an inscription inlaid at front.