BIBLE, in English -- The New Testament of our Sauiour Iesus Christe, faithfully translated out of the Greke, with the notes and expositions of the darke places therein. London: Richard Jugge, .
4° in 8's (208 x 150mm). Black letter, woodcut illustrations and initials. With an additional engraved portrait of Edward VI inserted as frontispiece. (The title, with portrait of Edward VI, lacking but supplied in facsimile, some soiling, some headlines shaved, some marginal tears and repairs, more extensive repairs to the last two leaves, slight loss to one word of the table on final recto.) LONDON BINDING OF CONTEMPORARY GOLD-TOOLED BROWN CALF PROBABLY BY THE MACDURNAN GOSPELS BINDER, covers blocked with a centre- and corner-piece strapwork design, the remaining field semé with stars, silk tie stubs, gilt edges (rebacked, preserving original gilt spine, spine chipped and torn in places, edges and corners of covers a little worn, two worm holes in upper cover). Provenance: Brisbane McDougall (hand-painted armorial bookplate on front pastedown, with motto 'Dabit Otia Deus' and inscription 'Brisbane pinxit'); Sir Joseph Ayloffe (1709-1781, inscription on front blank reading 'This is a fine copy of a scarce book J.A. F.R.S. 1744'); Richard Bull of Ongar Essex (armorial bookplate); Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909, loosely-inserted 4-page autograph note on 'Various Readings in the Epistles,' giving quotations with chapter numbers).
THE THIRD OF JUGGE'S QUARTO EDITIONS OF TYNDALE'S VERSION, IN A FINE ELIZABETHAN BINDING, AND WITH A DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE, though lacking the title-page. This was the last of over forty editions of the Tyndale New Testament, and contains more than one hundred woodcuts, some taken from earlier editions, while those of the Evangelists and St. Paul and the cuts in Revelation are new. The corner-pieces on the binding are the same as those on plate 32 of Fletcher's English Bookbindings in the British Museum which are described as 'probably the handicraft of John and Abraham Bateman.' As it has since been established that Bateman took over many of the tools used by the MacDurnan Gospels Bindery, if he did not take over the Bindery itself, it seems highly probable that the binding is, in fact, the work of the MacDurnan Gospels Binder who was, as Nixon says, 'active from about 1567 to 1577' (Sixteenth Century Gold-Tooled Bindings in the Pierpont Morgan Library, p. 191). The corner-pieces also closely resemble A1 and A2 in the Henry Davis Gift, I, p. 41, which are among the examples Foot gives of 'rubbings of blocks and tools used by the MacDurnan Gospels Binder and John Bateman.' DMH 121 (lacking title and dedication); STC 2873.