A rare, important and gorgeously designed folio facsimile of. Matthew's legendary 1549 Tyndale Bible.ONE OF ONLY 100 MADE! John Rogers, operating under the assumed name Thomas Matthew was the first person to ever print a complete English Bible that was translated directly from the original Greek & Hebrew. He took William Tyndales New Testament, and completed Tyndales work on the Old Testament, publishing his First Edition in 1537. This is a facsimile reproduction of his 1549 Second Edition, containing the fascinating and controversial side notes, sometimes referred to as the Becke Edition. This is the earliest (oldest) complete English Bible translated directly from the original Greek and Hebrew - straight into English. This is a lectern folio. Deluxe Edition, which measures almost 14 inches tall by almost 9 inches wide by over 3.5 inches thick, and is bound in the finest grade of deep chocolate full-grain calf leather over thick wood boards. The covers and spine of the Deluxe Edition are intricately blind-stamped with elaborate decorative designs, and the spine features five raised bands with burgundy leather labels beautifully gold-stamped. The interior features color tined and red/black title pages as well as all of the original black and white pages, including the sectional titles and the numerous woodcut illustrations throughout. Very light wear makes this a near perfect example, and includes a signed certificate from the binder stating that this is no. 21 of only 100 made. The item "1549 HOLY BIBLE Folio ENGLISH Church TYNDALE Matthew FINE BINDING Rare ANTIQUE" is in sale since Sunday, March 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "mantosilver" and is located in Spencerport, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.