Lot 35 of 459:
Four Gospels in Anglo-Saxon 1571  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,680
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
The Gospels of the fower Euangelistes translated in the olde Saxons tyme out of Latin into the vulgare toung of the Saxons, newly collected out of auncient monumentes of the sayd Saxons, and now published for testimonie of the same
Author:
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed by Iohn Daye
Date:
1571
Description:

[12], 188 pp. Interleaved with blanks throughout. (4to) 18.3x14 cm (7¼x5½"), early split calf. 

Anglo-Saxon text with English (Bishop's) version in the margin, printed under the direction of Archbishop Parker, with a dedication to Queen Elizabeth by John Foxe. This is only the first part of the text, containing Matthew and a portion of Mark - the complete work numbered 408 pages. Nonetheless, quite rare. The blank interleaves were intended for notes, and some have been used, extensively in a few places. STC 2961.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some rubbing an wear to binding, front cover detached, spine head chipped; to top margins of the first dozen or so leaves, some soiling and aging within; good condition. Sold as is.
 
Item number:
289211
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