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A Beautiful and Complete Copy of the 1566 New Testament in English by Tyndale

[Bible in English]. [William Tyndale, translator]. The Newe 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, printer to the Queenes Maiestie, [n.d., 1566, as ascribed from the first year in the Almanack]. The third edition of Jugge's quarto editions of Tyndale's translation. Title-page, Calendar and Almanack printed in red and black. Small quarto. Approximately 8.75 x 6 inches. Collates complete as per Herbert. Illustrated with over ninety woodcuts and over 250 woodcut initials. Beautifully bound by Lewis (from manuscript note affixed to verso of front free endpaper) in nineteenth-century full dark gray morocco, covers double-ruled and paneled in gilt, spine elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endleaves. Minor rubbing to binding, lower front corner a bit bumped, small sticker on lower corner of front pastedown, [B8] lower margin restored, [L8] upper corners repaired, Ggi with several repairs, [Ggvi] with repairs and some loss, Oii in Epistles with restoration at bottom margin, some notes shaved and a few with minor defects. A fine and beautiful copy, complete with no facsimiles. A larger copy than that of Bible House. With the collation notes by Quaritch ("Collated & Perfect" in pencil on recto of rear free endpaper.
Herbert 121. Darlow and Moule 87. STC 2873. Fry 33.

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