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Bishops' Bible Joshua 1574  

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[Joshua], i.e. The booke of Iosuah, vvhom the Hebrewes call Iehosuah - from the 1574 folio edition of the Bishops' Bible



[R. Jugge]



Leaves [1]-13 (Aa1-Bb5). Text in 2 columns, 63 lines, black letter. Half-page woodcut; woodcut initials. (folio) 34.7x23.3 cm. (13¾x9¼"), modern boards with paper cover label.

Complete book of Joshua from an early folio edition of the Bishops' Bible. The first leaf is the section title for "The second part of the Bible..." listing the 13 books contained within, and with a half-page woodcut showing scenes of battle and martyrdom. Early ink ownership signature of John Misselbrooke of Penton on the section title. Produced under the authority of the established Church of England in 1568, the Bishops' translation was substantially revised in 1572, and this revised edition was  the base text for the Authorized King James Version of 1611. STC 2109; Herbert 137.

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