First edition of Wycliffe's English translation as revised by John Purvey, with new preliminary material by the Rev. Henry Hervey Baber. Baber (1775?1869) was a librarian first at the Bodleian and then at the British Museum, and a Fellow of the Royal Society as well as an assistant preacher at Lincoln's Inn. The text is printed in double columns; it preserves the original 14th-century spellings and is decorated with ornamental capitals. The colophon incorporates the printing information of an earlier edition, sans Baber's contributions: "Printed by John March . . . MDCCXXXI . . . reprinted by Richard Edwards . . . MDCCCIX." Provenance: Front free endpaper with bookplate of John Howell and his small ticket to back free endpaper; early ownership inscription of Alexander B. Stewart to first page of "Memoirs"; later in the collections of the Pacific School of Religion (properly released). Binding: 19th-century medievally inspired calf, covers framed and panelled in blind with blind rolls and blind-tooled corner fleurons; spine with raised bands, gilt-stamped title, and blind-stamped compartment decorations. All edges gilt. 4to (27.5 cm, 10.85"). Frontis., , lxxii, , 275,  pp. Darlow & Moule 1014; NSTC B2352. Binding as above, edges rubbed, sides with small scuffs, joints repaired using long-fibre tissue toned to match binding; spine extremities chipped. Frontispiece with lower and inner portions waterstained (not into image), with some offsetting to title-page; title-page with ownership inscription effaced and other indicia as above. Occasional light foxing, with some leaves more noticeably age-toned than others; one page with line of discoloration along upper edge. => A nice example of early 19th-century engagement with medieval Biblical scholarship and style. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The New Testament, translated from the Latin...
Publisher: Pr. by Richard Edwards for T. Hamilton et al.
Publication Date: 1810
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