Early Bibles in print, part 2
[For part one of this series, see Part One]
- The New Testament, translated by William
- The text of the Worms edition of 1526 in original spelling.
Edited for the Tyndale Society by W. R. Cooper.
ISBN -7123-4664-3. £15.00
Enquiries to Catherine Britton at British Library
tel. +44 (0) 20 7412 7535.
PO Box 742
Ozark, MO 65721 USA
Web site: globalcorp.com/geneva-bible
- Geneva Bible 1599
Leatherette hard-cover: $99.00; leather cover: $195.00;
leather Rembrandt cover, strap, hand bound: $300.00
The Historical catalogue of printed editions of the English
Bible, 1525-1961 lists eight different editions of the
‘1599’ Geneva Bible, and comments, ‘The
phenomena of the various editions described under the year 1599,
and the very similar edition of 1633, constitute one of the most
curious problems in the bibliography of the English Bible.’
Lani Brown has written that they have reprinted DMH 248, which is
described as ‘probably the earliest of these editions, as
it abounds more than any other in gross errors’. I have
compared Exodus 20:6-25, reprinted in the publisher's brochure,
and sample sheets, containing Numbers 29:12-31:32 and 1
Chronicles 10:3-12:16, of the 1599 reprint with the Wisconsin
reprint with the first edition of the Geneva Bible. Apart from
spellings, sometimes ‘modernised’, sometimes
‘antiqued’, and the expansion of abbreviations, I
have found the following differences between 1560/1599:
So in this small sample 1599 shows one obvious error, one
variant, and two corrections of misprints.
|1 Chron. 11:20
|1 Chron. 12:12
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Web site: www.greydenpress.com
- The first printed English New Testament,
translated by William Tyndale
- photo-lithographed from the unique fragment now in the
Grenville Collection, British Museum. Edited by Edward Arber. 1871.
ISBN 1-57074-441-6, $40.00 (soft cover).
- A facsimile of the Cologne fragment
- containing Matthew 1-22:12
- The Newe Testament yet once agayne corrected
by William Tyndale... 1536
- ISBN 1-58329-003-6. $200.00 (leather).
- William Tyndale's Five Books of Moses, called
- being a verbatim reprint of the edition of M.CCCC.XXX.
Compared with Tyndale's Genesis of 1534... By J. I.
Mombert. 1884. ISBN 1-57074-449-1. $100.00
- The Holy Bible... 1611
- ISBN 1-57074-389-4. $250.00 (leather).
The text size of the original is given in DMH as 14" × 8.9" (357 ×
225 mm). As the trim size of this reprint is given as 8 3/8" × 10
3/4", it must be a reduction.
- The Bible and Holy Scriptures...
- [Geneva Bible 1560]
ISBN 1-58329-000-1. $200.00 (leather); with original leaf,
A sample page show a slight enlargement.
- The English Hexapla... 1841
- ISBN 1-57074-453-X. $250.00 (leather).
This Bagster publication reprints the New Testament from Wiclif
(1380), Tyndale (1534), Cranmer (Great Bible, 1539), Geneva (1557),
Rheims (1582) and Authorised version (1611) across two pages
beneath Scholz's edition of the Greek text. (A handout describes
Greyden Press publications as ‘digital
Montesana, WA 98520 USA
John Sawyer has published three New Testaments in his
Martyrs Bible series, of which Volumes 2 and 3 are in print. They
- Tindale's triumph: John Rogers' monument: the
Newe Testament of the Matthew's Bible 1537 A.D.
- Geneva's gem: the Newe Testament, printed in
Geneva in 1557 A.D.: a revision by William Whittingham
The first is available in both paperback and
hardback, the second in hardback only. The paperback costs $10.00,
and the hardbacks $20.00. Airmail post and packing to the UK is
Mr. Sawyer writes,
‘Vol. 1, The New Testament by William
Tyndale, was in paperback only and is sold out. We may be
reprinting it sometime soon.’ This is the 1526 edition.
These are modern spelling and punctuation
editions. They are text-only reprints; i.e. without
arguments, notes, etc., but ‘Tindale's
triumph’ reprints from the 1534 ‘William Tyndale, yet
once more to the Christian reader’. There are occasional
disagreements with Daniell (below).
Yale University Press
- Tyndale's Old Testament, being the Pentateuch
of 1530, Joshua to Chronicles of 1537, and Jonah...
- In a modern spelling edition and with an introduction by David
Daniell. ISBN 0-300-05211-1. £30.00.
The parts of the Old Testament published by Tyndale plus the
Historical Books from Matthew's Bible in a sumptuous edition.
- Tyndale's New Testament
- Translated from the Greek by William Tyndale in 1534. In a
modern spelling edition and with an introduction by David
ISBN 0-300-04419-4. £25.00 (hardback).
ISBN 0-300-06580-9 £10.95 (paperback).
[For part one of this series, see Part
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