The Rhemes New Testament: Being a full and particular Account of the Origins, Printing, and Subsequent Influences of the First Roman Catholic New Testament in English Accompanied by a Leaf from the Original Edition, and Other profitable Illustrations.

TURNER, Decherd.

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8vo, red goatskin-backed bds., gilt-lettering, plain d/w. Original leaf tipped-in; two facsimiles. One of 395 copies produced at the press of W. Thomas Taylor. A very fine copy in moderately soiled and worn plain dust-wrapper. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: SF: Book Club of California, 1990.

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Book Description Book Club of California, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Like New. Dust Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 193. LIMITED EDITION of 325 copies printed by W. Thomas Taylor in Monotype Bembo with Romulus Open display type on French mold-made paper. 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. [vi], (42) pp. Display type printed in red, 2 facsimiles from the original book, and 1 original leaf from the Rhemes New Testament (1582, pp. 253-254 from the Gospel of Saint John), bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red goatskin, gray paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, plain white dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. "Also known as the Douai Bible, the Rhemes New Testament is one of the influential Biblical texts in the vernacular languages published in the sixteenth century. This book traces the conception, publication and reception of the Rhemes New Testament, focusing primarily upon contemporary accounts. The original leaves for this publication had been at the Club for several years, as a leaf book had been planned by David Magee. When the leaves were rediscovered the book finally appeared." Harlan. Decherd Turner was an American bibliophile, ordained Presbyterian minister, director of Southern Methodist University's Bridwell Library, and director of the University of Texas's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, known for acquiring rare books, manuscripts, and other archival materials. REFERENCES: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 39; Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 193. Bookseller Inventory # GG217-A064

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Book Description The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1990. Hardcover. 1st. Limited Edition to 395 copies printed by W. Thomas Taylor. Tall 8vo. [6], 37, [4] pp. Bibliography. 2 full-page facsimiles in text; original leaf tipped in at rear. The leaf in this copy is from the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians. Quarter red morocco spine over grey paper boards. Prospectus & post card invitation to book's reception addressed to noted miniature book printer Roger Hilleary. A fine copy in publisher's plain dustjacket. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 15026

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Book Description San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1990, 1990. Book Condition: Fine copy. First edition, one of 395 copies. 8vo, quarter red morocco over grey paper boards. Two facsimiles and one leaf laid in. Prospectus laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 21207

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Book Description The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First edition. Fine copy of this excellent leaf book. Printed letterpress in Bembo on Lana, a French mouldmade paper, bound in 1/4 goatskin with Fabriano paper boards. Really a lovely production. The leaf in this copy is important -- it is from the preliminary "to the reader" prologue, in which the publisher bemoans the publication of bible in English and explains the present book as essentially a necessary evil. The author explains that, back in the good old days of St. Jerome's Vulgate, "the scholar taught not his master, the sheep controlled not the pastor," and so on. A significant leaf regarding the history of the translation of the Catholic bible into English. Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed 192. Bookseller Inventory # 4054

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