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    [Bible]. Group of Early Printed Bible Leaves, as follows: A pair of folio Geneva Roman Letter Bible leaves imprinted by Christopher Barker, dwelling in Povvles Churchyard at the signe of the Tygers head in 1576. These contain Hebrews 11:35 to James 4:4 (p) with the popular verse of Hebrews 13:5 and also the popular Title to James. These come from the first year a folio was printed in England. They measure about 7 x 10 inches each. [and]: Another example from the 1576 Geneva. This set of three leaves has Psalms 95:16-126:4 with all of Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible. [and]: A Bible title leaf from the folio edition of the Matthews Byble, imprinted at London by Wyllyam Bonham, dwellynge in Paule Churche yarde, at the sygne of the rede Lyon in 1551. This contains thezephaniah 1:12 (p) to the beginning of Haggai title. With two large Woodcut Capitals. This translation is commonly believed by many to be the work of John Rodgers who supposedly used the pseudonym Thomas Matthew for reasons of persecution. This edition which brings together the work of both Tyndale and Coverdale, is considered to be the real primary version of our English Bible (quoted from Herberts Catalogue of English Bibles), though they think that the work is primarily Tyndales and Coverdales and John Rodgers only contributed a small part in the translation. Measures about 7.5 x 12 inches. [and]: Also from the 1551 Matthews. This contains 1st Chronicles 28 to 2nd Chronicles 3 (p) with the Title to 2nd Chronicles. With three large and one small Woodcut Capitals. Measures about 12 x 14.5 inches. [and]: Another from the 1551 Matthews. This leaf contains verses from the Book of Psalms chapters 11-16 (p) with five small Woodcut Capitals. [and]: A folio leaf of the New Testament of Biblia Sacra Graece, Latine, Germanice edition printed in Hamburg by Jacobus Lucius Juni in 1596. Known as the Hamburg triglot, it has parallel columns of two versions of Latin, one Greek and one German. This is the title to the very popular Book of James with a nice woodcut headpiece and four woodcut capitals. Measures about 9 x 13 inches with minor browning. [and]: Also from the Hamburg Triglot, with a few tiny worm holes, has the verse in which Jesus called himself the light of the world, John 9:5. [and]: This Bi-Folio set of Black Letter leaves (as originally printed) comes from the 1568 first edition Bishops Bible. They contain the very well known events of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho. With one large woodcut and four large woodcut capitals. This set measures about 10.5 x 31 inches with minor browning. This was a revision of the "Great" Bible version undertaken by Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Cantebury with the assistance of many bishops and well known Biblical scholars. "In April 1571 the Convocation of the Province of Cantebury ordered that copies of this edition should be placed in every cathedral, and as far as possible in every Church; and enjoined every ecclestastical dignitary to exhibit a copy in a prominent place in his house for the use of his servants and guests. In typography and illustration the Bishops is considerd the most sumptous in the long series of English Folio Bibles"(Herberts Catalogue).[and]: Also from the 1568 first edition Bishops, this leaf contains the extraordinary momentous events of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus from the book of St Matthew. Measures about 10.5 x 15.5 inches. With one large woodcut capital. Minor browning. [and]: Another from the 1568 Bishops, this contains a rare Map of the Journeys of St Paul the Apostle. Also here is "The Order of Times". Measures about 10.5 x 15.5 inches with minor browning and a little creasing.

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