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caro which was christe and it may not be said yt God is Christe, but
it is truely said yt Christe is God and so the worde was God, but not
God the word, and therfor he fyndyth greek for which the translacioun
in 1. of St Johan where it is said yt God was the word, and he com-
endyth in this poynt Mr. Tyndalls translacon to be better in that he
saieth the word was god."-This note is interesting from its reference
to Tyndall, and as showing that Buxton wrote between 1557 and 1559,
when Watson was Bishop of Lincoln. He was one of Queen Mary's
prelates, and was, in the latter year, deprived of his office by Queen

This copy comprises the five separate leaves (mostly folding): one in Numbers (map of the forty-years' travel); one in Joshua (Division of Canaan); one in Daniel (the forme of the Temple); one preceding the Gospels (map of the Holy Land); one preceding Acts (map of the countries referred to in the Acts). It has also the final leaf "The Order of the Yeres . .” These six leaves are frequently absent from extant copies of the book.

The first edition of the so-called Breeches Bible will always be one of the most important items in an English biblical library.

88 THE BISHOPS' BIBLE, FIRST EDITION. Title: The . holie. Bible. conteynyng the olde | Testament and the newe. Under this intitulation is a large plate which contains a portrait of Queen Elizabeth in a medallion within a variety of ornamental designs. Foll. 2-4a contain Cranmer's Prologue; 4b a description of the yeres. Foll. 5-7 contain the Preface; 8 the Summe of the whole Scripture; 9-15 the Genealogies, etc.; 16-24 Proper Lessons, Order, Almanack, and Kalendar; 25 The order of the Bookes. Fol. 26: Genesis begins, and on fol. 816a the Apocalypse ends. Foll. 816b and 817 contain the Table of Epistles and Gospels, and on fol. 8176 is the Colophon: Imprinted at London in povvles | Churchyarde by Richarde Iugge, printer to the Queenes Maiestie. | Cum priuilegio Regiæ Maiestatis. (Here Jugge's woodcut device and under it two Latin verses.)

Royal folio, Black Letter, with copper engravings and
numerous woodcuts; blue morocco extra, gilt edges, from the
library of Lord Ashburnham


87 GENEVA BIBLE, FIRST EDITION. The Bible and Holy Scriptvres conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament. Translated according to the Ebrue and Greke, and conferred . . With moste profitable Annotations. At Geneva. Printed by Rovland Hall, M.D.LX.

2 vols. in 1, 4to. woodcuts and maps, and an inserted portrait of Calvin; having some leaves cropped and slightly shorter than the rest and the title inlaid, but nevertheless a better copy than usually met with; gilt russia Geneva, 1560 27 0 0


The preliminary leaves are as stated above, twenty-five in number. Then the Pentateuch follows on 128 numbered leaves; next one leaf containing an engraved portrait of Leicester and a list of the books in the second part. The second part (Joshua to Job) succeeds and occupies 184 leaves numbered ii-clxxxv; then the third part (Psalms, Solomon, and Prophets) in 202 leaves, numbered (i) ii-xlvi and xlixCCiiii. (An engraved portrait of Burleigh appears on leaf ii): Next come the Apocrypha on 118 leaves numbered (i)-cxviii; finally the


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fower Euangelistes translated in the olde Saxons tyme out of Latin
into the vulgare toung of the Saxons, newly collected out of Avncient
Monumentes . . AT LONDON. Printed by Iohn Daye dwelling ouer
Aldersgate. 1571.

Small 4to. JOHN FOXE'S COPY, in old calf, with the crest of William
Stuart of Aldenham Abbey in gold on the upper cover

A PRESENTATION COPY from Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, who
paid the expenses of the publication. The preface is signed by John Foxe the Martyr-
ologist, who was himself the owner of this copy. In his autograph on the title-page are
the words "Ex dono Reuerendissimi in Chro patris Matthæi Cantuariensis Archiepi
1571." Although neither his name nor his initials are appended, there is no mistaking
the hand.


New Testament, 159 leaves (including the title, and the leaves
numbered ii-clix).

The reverse of the title to the third part is blank; in some copies
it is printed with a prologue of St. Basil.

Perfect copies of the first edition of the Bishop's Bible are among the rarest of English books.

The Gospels of the fower Euangelistes-another copy, in brown morocco extra, by Bedford

91 ENGLISH CATHOLIC BIBLE. Vol. I:) The Holy Bible faithfully trans-
lvted into English. . With Arguments. . Annotations, Tables
By the English Colledge of Dovvay.. Printed by Iohn Covstvrier
M.DC.XXXV. (Vol. II) The Second Tome of the Holie Bible
M.DC.XXXV. Vol. III:) The New Testament Set forth with
Tables of the Epistles & Ghospels. . The fourth Edition . . 1633.
3 vols. small 4to. old English red morocco extra, gilt edges, with the
bookplate of Dean Jeremiah Miller, the famous Greek Biblical scholar

1571 18 0 0

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With a note in pencil on the flyleaves recording the ownership in 1769 of Thomas
Bishop of Waterford.

92 THE HOLY BIBLE.. [Old Testament] London Printed by Iohn Field 1648-THE NEW TESTAMENT.. Cambridge: Printed by John Field . . MDCLXIII. THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS . . Collected into English metre Printed by John Field, Printer to the Universitie of Cambridge.. 1663-THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER . . Cambridge.. 1663-4 vols. in 1, small 4to. ruled throughout in red ink, old English red morocco, elaborately gilt 1648-63

It belonged to Lady Anne Chaplin before 1692, and contains MS. records of the marriages and deaths of her descendants through the Bateman and Dashwood families down to 1750, about which date the binding was executed.

Rouen, 1635-33 10 0 0

93 THE HOLY BIBLE. . this title is headed "[In Memoriam Gul. Caxton.]," and is preceded by the statement Wholly printed and bound in twelve hours. On this 30th day of June 1877; For the Caxton Celebration. Only 100 copies were printed..

£ 8. d.

Square 12mo. purple morocco, gilt edges

Oxford, 1877 This copy was presented to Mr. Charles W. H. Wyman, and is No. 62.-With it the purchaser will receive Henry Stevens' History of the Caxton Memorial Bible, also bound in morocco.

94 LEA WILSON CATALOGUE. Bibles Testaments Psalms and other Books of the Holy Scriptures in English, in the Collection of Lea Wilson, Esq. Small 4to. brown morocco, gilt edges 1845

the same, a fine large copy in purple morocco, gilt top, uncut 1845 A valuable catalogue, privately printed to the number of 120 copies only. 96 EDGAR (Andrew, D.D.) The Bibles of England, 8vo. xii and 40 pp. cloth A plain account for plain people of the principal versions of the Bible in English.


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97 French.

98 BIBLE. Title: La Saincte Bible | en Francoys, translatee selon la pu- | re zentiere traduction de Sainct Hierome, dere- | chief conferee et entierement reuisitee [par Jacques Le Fevre d'Estaples] . . En Anuers, par Martin Lempereur. | An. M.D. & xxxiiij. Cum Gratia z Priuilegio Imperiali. Folio, Lettres Gothiques, double columns, the title printed in red and black within a woodcut border, and numerous pretty woodcuts throughout the volume; a fine copy in old French mottled calf, with the bookplate of the Duke of Sussex

The second folio edition of the French Bible; very rare and very interesting in connexion with the publication, in the following year, of the first edition of the English Bible orginating from Antwerp if not printed there.

COLLATION: Title, privilege, Calendar, le Contenu de lescripture, prologue, and contents, G leaves; Interpretation des Noms, 16 leaves, the reverse of the sixteenth containing six woodcuts; Genesis to Maccabees, 396 numbered leaves; New Testament, title and table, 8 leaves; Matthew to Apocalypse, 101 numbered leaves; Colophon, 1 leaf.


BIBLE. Title, printed in black and red within woodcut border: La Saincte Bible. | en Francoys, translatee selon la pure et entiere traduction de sainct Hierome. . Lower down: Imprime en Anuers par Martin Lempereur. | An. M.D. | et . xxx. | Cum Gratia et Priuilegio Imperiali. Foll. 2 and 3 contain the Kalendar, 4 the Licence and the Prologue de tous les liures. . which ends on 5a and is followed by the Table ou repertoire. This ends on fol. 20a, on the reverse of which is a set of woodcuts of the Creation, in compartments. On fol. 21 (numbered Feul. j) the text begins and the Old Testament ends on fol. 429. Fol. 430, title within woodcuts: Le nouveau Te- stament Reverse Table pour trou | uer toutes les epistres which ends on 4376. The text of the New Testament follows on fol. 438 (numbered j) and ends on the reverse of 536 (numbered xcix) with colophon: A la louĕge de Dieu soit. Ceste Bible fust acheuee | dimprimer le dixiesme iour de Decembre. | Lan Mil Cinq cens & Trente. | En Anuers par Martin Lempe- | reur. | Spes mea Iesus.

Folio, Lettres Gothiques, printed in double columns, with many woodcuts; old calf gilt Antwerp, 1530 30 0 0

The first French Bible produced as a single homogeneous work. The translation was made by Jacques Le Febvre d'Estaples, and was published by him in several successive 12mo. volumes dated at various times and places. In the above folio volume, the text was collected for the first time as a single work.—A copperplate portrait of the translator is inserted at the beginning.

8. d.

99 CALVINIST BIBLE, First Edition. Fol. 1, title: LA BIBLE | Qui est toute la Saincte escripture. | En laquelle sont contenus, le Vieil Testament le Nouueau, translatez | en Francoys. | Le Vieil, de Lebrieu : | z le Nouueau, du Grec... On the reverse: Ioannes Caluinus, Cesaribus, Regibus, Principibus, gentibusq; omnibus Christi Imperio subditis Salutem. | Priuilegia nouis libris impetrari. . Fol. 2a: P. Robert Oliuetanus lhumble petit Translateur, a Leglise de Iesus Christ Salut. LA bonne Coustume. . Fol. 3a: Apologie du translateur... This Apologie ends on fol. 5b. Fol. 6a: V. F. C. a nostre allie confedere le peuple de lalliance de Sinai, Salut. | . . Fol. 7b contains Latin verses by Jo. Eutychius Deperius. Fol. 8a: Les noms de tous les liures. On the reverse, some French verses: Au Lecteur des deux Testamētz Fol. 9 (foliated Fueillet .j.) Genesis begins. On fol. 194 (Fueil. clxxxvj) The Song of Solomon ends. On fol. 195 (Fueillet .j.) begins the volume of Prophets, which ends on fol. 260 (Fueil. lxvj). Fol. 261 contains the title of the Apocrypha, with Aux fideles lecteurs on the reverse. On fol. 262 (Fueillet. ij,) begins Ezra iii, and the Apocrypha end on fol. 320 (Fueil. lx). Fol. 321 is the title of the New Testament. The reverse of that leaf, and the whole of fol. 322, are occupied by an address: A tous amateurs de Iesus. On fol. 323 (Fueil. iij.) begins St. Matthew's Gospel, and the Apocalypse ends on fol. 398a (Fueil. lxxviij). Foll. 399-425 are occupied by the Tables etc. Fol. 426a.. Acheue dimprimer en la Ville et Conte

Anvers, 1534 18 18 0

de | Neufchastel, par Pierre de wingle, dict | Pirot picard. Lan.
M.D.xxxv.-le. iiije iour de Iuing. | Here a woodcut device, and under
it: Au Lecteur de la Bible. | Lecteur entendz. . ten lines of verse
with an acrostical value, and under them three lines of a quotation from

Folio, 426 leaves, double columns, 61 lines to the column; leaves 1,
2, and 8 supplied from a shorter copy, and the last leaf strengthened; a
good copy in old calf gilt, from the Sunderland library Neufchatel, 1535 28 0 0

According to the Registre general de tous les cayers, which precedes the colophon on the last leaf, there would only be 418 leaves in the book, but the eight preliminary leaves are not reckoned.

The acrostical verses on the last page yield this couplet :-
Les Vaudois peuple evangelique :
Ont mis ce tresor en publique.

101 German. BIBEL. Fol. la, headline: Das erst Blat. Column 1: Hie hebet an die Epistel des heyligen prie- | sters sant Iheronimi . . Fol. 5 blank.. Fol. 6a, headline: Der Geschopf. .V. with a large woodcut of the creation beneath it. Column 1: Hie hebt sich an. Genesis .. Fol. 5846 (marked on the obverse CCCCCLXXXIII): . . Gedruckt | durch anthonium koburger in der löblichen keyserlichen reychstat Nürenberg. Nach der ge- | burt cristi des gesetzs der genaden. vierzehen | hundert vnd in dem dreyvndachtzigste iar am Montag nach Inuocauit..

Divided into 2 vols. folio, 584 leaves, double columns, 50 lines to the column, foliated, but without signatures; with 107 fine large woodcuts, all but two UNCOLOURED; in an early stamped pigskin binding

A copy of this Bible, with an uncoloured set of the woodcuts is one of the most signal rarities of its kind. Koburger seems to have issued the book in a coloured state; and only some small stock of unsold copies can have escaped that undesirable embellishment.

Nürnberg, Koburger, 1483 42 0 0

The Ashburnham copy which was in the same state as this one, but in a modern binding, fetched seven months ago £59.

102 Low-German. BIBLE. Fol. 1 blank on the obverse, having on the reverse
a very large woodcut of Adam and Eve in the Garden. Fol. 2, title:
De Biblie vth der vthleggin- | ge Doctoris Mar- tini Luthers yn
dyth düdesche | vlitich vthgesettet. . . . . . | Inn der Keyserliken
Stadt Lübeck by Ludowich Dietz gedrücket. | M.D.XXXIII. This
title within a fine woodcut composition of allegorical character. Fol. 6,
reverse contains the end of Luther's preface, and the short preface of the
translator Johannes Bugenhagen. On fol. 7, begins Genesis. . foliated
VI. On fol. 96 (numbered XCIIII) the Pentateuch ends. Fol. 97:
Dat Ander Deel des Ol- den Testamentes with a large woodcut of
Joshua beneath this intitulation. On fol. 223, numbered CXXVII, the
second part ends. Fol. 224: Dat Drüdde | Deel des Olden | Testa-
mentes .. On fol. 297 the third part ends. Fol. 298 blank. Fol. 299,
a title: DE Pro | pheten alle | Dudesch. On fol. 414, numbered CXII,
the fourth part ends. Fol. 415, title: De Böke, welckere men | in
der Hebreischen Bibeln nicht fin- | det. . . . Apocryphi genömet
werden | .. On fol. 484 (numbered LXX) the fifth part ends. Fol.
485, title: Dat Nye | Testament. | Martini Luthers. | Mit Nyen
Sūma- rien ... dorch | Johannem Bugenhagen Pomern. [
M.D.XXXIII. within the same woodcut border as used for the first title.
Fol. 623 reverse: Dyt löfflyke werck, ys also, 1. Na Christi
vnses Heren gebort, ym Dusent vyff hundert vnde veer vnde
dörtigesten yare.. | Lübeck, by Ludowich Dyetz, dorch den druck

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6 vols. in 1, small folio, with a great number of noble woodcuts by Erhard Altdörffer; having one leaf torn and defective, but in all other respects a fine copy in red morocco from Dr. Hawtrey's library 1533-34


The artist's best work consists of the woodcuts in the fine Lübeck Bible De
Biblié.. Ludowich Dietz.. 1533."-This is Nagler's emphatically expressed opinion.-

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103 BIBLE, Low-German. Biblia Dat ys: De gantze Hillige Schrifft, Vordüdeschet dorch Doct. Mart. Luth... Gedrücket tho Wittemberch, durch Hans Lufft. 1570. This title within a woodcut border, in the lower part of which there are portraits of George of Saxony, and Martin Luther kneeling before the Crucified.

3 vols. in 1, folio, with numerous woodcuts; bound in vellum over thick wooden boards 1579

104 Gothic. ULFILAS; Die Heiligen Schriften, Gothisch, Griechisch, und Lateinisch, mit Wörterbuche, Sprachlehre, etc. von Massmann, 8vo. half morocco Stuttgart, 1857 ALEXANDRINUS. Facsimile . [reproduced in photozincography, and] published by order of the Trustees of the British Museum.

105 Greek. CODEX

4 vols. atlas 4to. whole bound in dark green morocco extra, with joints, enclosed in cloth cases

The large woodcut of Adam and Eve at the beginning is the same as appears in
Matthew's English Bible of 1537; and the very large ornamental letters at the
beginnings of some of the parts are apparently from the same fount of type as supplied
those which are found in some places in that Bible. (They are what Mr. Lea Wilson
called "flourished text letters.")

108 TISCHENDORF, Notitia editionis codicis Bibliorum Sinaitici, 4to.

Lips., 1860


£ s.

(Græce) Venetiis MDXVIII. Small folio

First published complete edition of the Greek Septuagint and New Testament. 113 'H KAIN'H ΔΙΑΘΗΚΗ. Novum TESTAMENTUM (Greece) . . Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officina Elzeviriana CIO 10 CXXIV

12mo. fine copy in red morocco (121 × 67 mm.)


another edition. . Amstelodami, Ex Officina Elsevirianâ.


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the same, unbound in portfolios as issued from the British Museum 1879-83 25 0 0

Whoever possesses a copy of this admirable facsimile will be virtually, for the purpose of study, in possession of a fifth-century manuscript, one of the most precious and important of all Biblical texts.

107 CODEX SINAITICUS. Bibliorum Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus .

edidit Constantinus Tischendorf, 4 vols. atlas 4to. lithographic facsimile
of the original MS. with letterpress introduction; cloth Petropoli, 1862 36 00

The discovery of the Sinaitic Codex brought to the knowledge of scholars a new
text of equal importance with the Vatican and the Alexandrine; and older than the
latter. By the munificent spirit of Alexander II. of Russia, this grand facsimile-
edition was made accessible to the public.



18mo. original black morocco blind-tooled by an English binder (117 x 57 mm.) 1678 115 VETUS TESTAMENTUM, Græce, JUXTA LXX INTERPRETES. Recensionem Grabianam ad fidem Codicis Alexandrini aliorumque denuo recognovit, Graeca secundum ordinem textus Hebraei reformavit, libros Aprocryphos à canonicis segregavit F. Field, roy. 8vo. cloth




109 CODEX VATICANUS. Novum Testamentum Vaticanum ed. Tischen-
dorf, Græce, 4to. cloth
Lips., 1867
The original



MS. reproduced in facsimile in 1 vol. roy. 4to. pp. 830 Cambridge, 1898 12 12 0
This important reproduction is nearly ready for issue. Though not quite so
ancient as the other great Codices, this is probably the most interesting of them all.


omne, diligenter ab ERASMO ROTERODAMO | recognitum. . [Græce et
Latine], 2 parts in 1 vol. sm. folio, with some MS. notes by the original
owner; a fine large copy in stamped pigskin
Basilea (1516) 16 0 0

There are 14 preliminary leaves, the date being found at the foot of the printer's
(Frobenius) address to the reader on the back of the title. The text (Greek and Latin
in parallel columns) follows and occupies 324 and 224 numbered pages. Next
follow the Annotationes on pp. numbered 225-675. Page 676 contains an address by
Oecolampadius, and (677-678) a list of Errata. On p. 679 is the colophon: Basilea
ædibus loannis Frobenij. . M.D.XVI.

112 BIBLE, FIRST EDITION. Sacrae Scripturae veteris novaeqve omnia


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