18 December 2003
BIBLE, English. The holie Bible. London: R. Jugge, 1572.
2o (411 x 267 mm). Black letter, double-column. Double-page woodcut map, woodcut illustrations and woodcut initials. (Title repaired, several mostly preliminary leaves remargined, light browning and staining.) Late 19th-century purple morocco gilt (some rubbing to joints, raised bands and edges). Provenance: Henry Latham (bookplate); Augustine Birrell (bookplate); Anson Phelps Stokes (bookplate).
The second folio edition of the Bishop's version. A reprint of the 1568 Bible, so far as the Old Testament is concerned; but the New Testament has undergone further careful revision since the quarto edition of 1569 ... All later issues, with two exceptions, appear to follow the quarto of 1569 in the Old Testament, but generally adopt the text of this Bible of 1572 in the New Testament. A remarkable feature of this edition is its two-version Psalter, which exhibits, printed side by side, (1) The translation used in common prayer (taken originally from the Great Bible, and still retained in the Prayer Book) in black-letter, and (2) The translation after the Hebrews (i.e. the Bishops' version) in roman type. Darlow & Moule 96 ("The order of the preliminary leaves is somewhat uncertain"); Herbert 132; STC 2107.
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