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Many of us have very old and cherished family Bibles, and if you are looking to expand your collection, look through the rare old Bibles section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the Bibles are in their original Greek or Latin, and many contain special and unique illustrations and bindings. Some of the Bibles only contain either the Old or New Testament, so be sure to read the listings carefully before making your purchase.

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Lisu Luke. (Bible of First edition in Lisu written language)
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Lisu Luke. (Bible of First edition in Lisu written language): Bible for the Lisu nationality who are a minority living in a southwestern mountain area in China

by G E Metcalf; British and Foreign Bible Society. Shanghai, China

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Beijing, China
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Very rare, first edition. Bible for the Lisu nationality who are a minority living in a southwestern mountain area in China. This book is of very interesting because Lisu has only oral language but not written language. This Lisu written language was invented and designed by the missionary writer of this book for the nationality by combining both oriental and western languages. However, this written language disappear after Chinese Communist Government got power in 1949 when they began to spread Chinese Characters in the area.
Title from verso t.p. Has also a Chinese title page as shown because it is published in Shanghai, China.
136 pages ; 20 cm. A little wear on covers, near fine in total.
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TIBETAN NEW TESTAMENT
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TIBETAN NEW TESTAMENT

by H A Jäschke; Augustus William Heyde; F A Redslob; Nathaniel.;

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Beijing, China
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NZ$102,860.28
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Very rare, Fine, a little bit wear on covers as shown.
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Sermones de sanctis et de commune sanctorum [Sermons for the Sanctorale and for the Common of...
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MEDIEVAL SERMON MANUSCRIPT IN A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY CHAINED BINDING, CHAIN INTACT, decorated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, Austria (Vienna?) or Southern Germany, c. 1275-1300. 182 x 127 mm. 190 folios, complete, written in a rapid Gothic hand with cursive influence in two columns of thirty-two to thirty-seven lines (justification, 141-143 x 96-100 mm.), parchment ruled in brown ink, quire signatures, guide notes for rubrication, red rubrics, capitals and names of cited authorities stroked in red, rhymed phrases underlined in red, red paraphs, two- to three-line plain red initials, two-line red initial with pen flourishing in red (f. 131v), occasional scribal corrections and marginalia. BINDING: Fifteenth-century blind-tooled and -stamped red calf with eight engraved and bossed cornerpieces, intact fore-edge clasp, and chain hasp with intact chain, with two manuscript fragments serving as front flyleaf and lower pastedown. Chained libraries were a late medieval solution to the problem of providing… Read More
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The Holy Bible Containing the old testament and the new...
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The Holy Bible Containing the old testament and the new...

by God

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FIRST THUS
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Hardcover
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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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1762 Folio First Edition thus of the King James Bible revised by Dr. F.S. Paris.
PRESENTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION EXQUISITE GENUINE 260 YEAR OLD ULTRA RARE *KING JAMES BIBLE*
The Holy Bible, containing the OLD and NEW TESTAMENTS; Newly Translated out of the ORIGINAL TONGUES, AND With the former TRANSLATIONS diligently compared and revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. CAMBRIDGE, Printed by JOSEPH BENTHAM Printer to the UNIVERSITY; Sold by BENJAMIN DOD, Bookseller, at the Bible and Key in Ave-Mary. near St. Paul's, LONDON. 1762. CUM PRIVILEGIO
There have been many revisions of the King James Bible ie. 1615, 1629, 1638, 1762, 1769 and 1772. This Bible is extremely rare and of great importance. This revision is the foundation of what we know as the King James Version today.
***FEATURING ***
A BEAUTIFUL NEW EXTRA FINE BLACK SHEEPSKIN LEATHER BINDING WITH OLD BRASS FURNITURE AND BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE MARBLED ENDPAPERS
MEASURES 16 " x 10 1/4" x 5 1/4 " THICK OVERALL… Read More
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The New Testament of Jesus Christ translated faithfully into English, out of the authentical...
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Rhemes: John Fogny 1582, 1582. The editio princeps of the translation of the New Testament made in accordance with Roman Catholic doctrine. Quarto. 227x165mm. pp. [28], 745, [27]. Handsome modern panelled speckled calf, decorated in blind, spine with raised bands, brown morocco label in second compartment, lettered and decorated in gilt. Title page has been remargined and the next two preliminary and the final three leaves repaired. Very small marginal worm track at the gutter between Yiii and Ddii, otherwise internally very good. Woodcut vignettes and historiated initials throughout. Some (illegible) contemporary manuscript annotations on the final two leaves. p378 has a hand-drawn Patriarchal Cross (Cross of Lorraine) in the margin next to the paragraph defining the doctrine of the Catholic Church concerning good works. An excellent copy of a theologically important translation with combative doctrinal notes and commentaries marking a significant English contribution to the Counter-Reformation.… Read More
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THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS AND THE APOCRYPHA 14  Volume Set

THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS AND THE APOCRYPHA 14 Volume Set

by Bible

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First Edition
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Pomona, New York
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Boston: R. H. Hinkley Company. N.D.. First Edition. Fine binding. All 14 volumes Very Good+ or better. Number 795 of 1,000 limited edition numbered sets. Each volume leatherbound with hubbed spines and gilt filligree surrounding inner pastedown edges. Top text block edge of each volume gilt. Vol. XIV and Vol. I FEP detached. Hinges undergoing various states of starting. .
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The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament, and the New. Newly translated out of the originall...
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The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament, and the New. Newly translated out of the originall Tongues: And with the former Translations diligently compared and revised, by his Majesties Speciall commandement.: 1611 King James Bible – 1634 the Fourth in the Series of 59-line Folios with Original Furniture

by [King James Bible]

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Used - Very Good
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Hardcover
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Holland, Michigan
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London: Robert Barker, 1634. Folio (16 x 10.75 in). The fourth distinct folio edition of the 1611 King James Bible with 59-lines to the column. Complete preliminaries with Calendar printed in red and black. Both engraved titles present, with the general title in expert facsimile. The Bible text is complete, and each chapter begins with a woodcut initial. A rare copy of the book that is considered the crowning jewel of English Bible versions and among the most important books published in English.
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General title page (1634) in expert facsimile with woodcut featuring the Tetragrammaton above, the Agnus Dei and the Holy Dove, with Matthew and Mark on either side; on the left side are the tents of the twelve tribes and on the right side the twelve apostles; below the letterpress are the Lamb slain along with Luke and John and a the bottom a tablet with the word Cum Privilegio. Preliminaries include the Translators to the Reader (11 pp.); Kalendar in red and black (6 ff.); Almanack (1… Read More
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The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English out of the Authentical...
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Summary: Rhemes and Doway: John Fogny and Laurence Kellam, 1582 and 1610. 4to (8.25 x 6.25 in). A complete Douai Old Testament and Rheims New Testament Bible in contemporary calf. The first edition of the Roman Catholic Bible in English in near-matching bindings with arguments and annotations.
Description: Text in single column Roman font with 41 lines to the column. Annotations follow each chapter of Bible text. NT: Fifteen preliminary leaves with title within narrow frame (1582). OT Volume 1: Ten preliminary leaves with title within narrow frame (1609). OT Volume 2: Title within narrow frame (1610), followed by Approbatio on verso. Ends with An historical table of the times… of the Old Testament (24 pp.), A particular table of the most principal thinges… (27 pp.), Censura, Errata.
Collation: a-c^4, d^2, A-Z^4, 2A-2Z^4, 3A-3Z^4, 4A-4Z^4, 5A-5D^4, 5E^2 (NT); [cross]^6, [cross][cross]^4, A-Z^4, 2A-2Z^4, 3A-3Z^4, 4A-4Z^4, 5A-5Z^4, 6A-6S^4, 6T^6 (OT Volume 1); A-Z^4, 2A-2Z^4, 3A-3Z^4, 4A-4Z^4,… Read More
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Biblia, das ist: Die Heilige Schrift Altes und Neues Testaments. Nach der Deutschen Uebersetzung...
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Summary: Germantown: Christoph[er] Saur, 1743. 4to (9.5 X 7.5 in). The first Bible printed in America after Elliot's Indian Bible of the 1660s, and the first American Bible printed in a European language. A very good copy in original beveled boards.
Description: There are several clippings pertaining to this edition of the Bible mounted on the front pastedown. Printed general title page (1743) laid down with loss to the lower border and imprint, which have been replaced in facsimile. Ornamental headpiece at the beginning of Genesis. Text in two column black letter, with cross references and short summaries at the beginning of each chapter. The text is based on Martin Luther's version by way of the 34th edition of the Halle Bible, with books three and four Esra and three Maccabees supplied from the Berlenburg Bible. The present copy has "parallelen" spelled correctly (a second issue of the title had this word misspelled as "parllelen" as it was made in haste.) Printed New Testament title page (1743).… Read More
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The New Testament of Jesus Christ Faithfully Translated Into English, Out of the authentical...
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Summary: Rouen: John Cousturier, 1635. 3 vols. in 4to (9 x 7 in). A complete Douai-Rhemes [Douay-Rheims] Bible rebound in black calf. Together two works in three volumes. Complete Bible text including the summaries, annotations, and tables. Seven steel engravings, numerous head- and tailpieces with woodcut initials.
Description: [New Testament] The fourth edition of the Rheims New Testament, which generally follows the second edition of 1600. Likely printed at Rouen, with text presented in single column Roman font. Six steel engravings include three of the four Evangelists, portraits of St. Paul and St. John before Revelation, and a representation of the Day of Pentecost. The engraved title page is provided in facsimile. The engraved plate before Matthew is lacking; [Old Testament] The second edition of the Douay Old Testament, which generally follows the first edition of 1610. Text presented in single column Roman font within ruled border. The first volume includes the additional engraved title page… Read More
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The Bible. Translated According to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best Translations...
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The Bible. Translated According to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best Translations in Divers Languages. With most profitable Annotations…: Largest and Most Impressive of the Geneva Folios

by [Bible in English]

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Used - Very Good
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Hardcover
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NZ$29,192.40
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London: Christopher Barker, 1583. Pulpit Folio (16.75 x 11.25 in). The Grand Noble Geneva Bible in pulpit folio size with large margins and black letter text. A particularly tall and complete copy of the largest and most impressive of the Geneva folios with four woodcut titles.
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General title page (1583) with elaborate woodcut border printed in red and black with red highlights. The preliminary leaves include the Epistle (1 f.), Address (1 p.), Cranmer's Prologue (4 pp.), Genealogical Table (11 pp.), An Almanacke (1 p.), Kalender in red and black (12 pp.), List of Books (1 p.), How to Take Profite… (1 p.), The Summe of the whole Scripture (2 pp.), Certaine questions and answeres… (2 pp.), Of the incomparable Treasure (1 p.). The large copperplate engraving of Adam and Eve makes its first appearance facing Genesis 1. Text in two-column black letter. Full set of illustrations and maps. Separate title page to the Book of Psalms (1583) with a different woodcut border featuring Lady Justice… Read More
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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. Authorized and appointed to be read in...
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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. Authorized and appointed to be read in Churches… [With] The Book of Common Prayer: Sumptuously Bound Set of the Base Text of the King James Version and the Editio Princeps of the Modern Prayer Book

by [Bishops' Bible]

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Used - Near Fine
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Pulpit Folio (16.5" x 11"). A 1602 Bishops' Bible used as the base text for the King James Bible with the 1662 editio princeps of the modern prayer book with provenance of an important aristocratic family. Both pulpit folios are sumptuously bound as a matching set over beveled oak boards with detailed blind-tooling and silverwork.
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Bible - General title page (1602) with the first appearance of what would become the title page for the 59-line He and She Bibles. The twelve tribes, the twelve apostles on each side, the four evangelists with their gospel symbols around the letterpress, and the slain lamb in the center with the tetragrammaton above. Calendar printed in red and black. Full-page woodcut of Adam and Eve in the Garden before Genesis. Text within ruled border, in two column black letter with 72 lines to the full column. Title page to the Apocrypha present. New Testament title page (1602) with architectural border. Woodcut maps, first chapter initials and decorated head and… Read More
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Trattato della Sanctissima Charità
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Trattato della Sanctissima Charità: Printed 'at the instance’ of the Dominican tertiary nuns of the Monastery of Santa Caterina del Paradiso in Siena: the Essling's copy

by Dominici Giovanni (al secolo Banchini o Baccini Giovanni, Firenze, 1356 o 1357 – Buda, 1419)

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Milan, Italy
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4°; cc. (4), 180 [recte: 170], (2) [numerosi errori nella numerazione delle carte]; segnatura: †⁴,A-X⁸,Y⁴. Caratteri gotico e romanico. Al frontespizio, grande silografia a piena pagina raffigurante l'autore inginocchiato nell'atto di offrire la sua opera a Cristo in Croce; capilettera silografici. Splendido colophon calligrammatico in forme di Croce. Legatura del sec. XIX - firmata "M. Lortic" in marocchino rosso, armi al centro dei piatti, dorso a cinque nervi con titolo impresso in oro e monogramma 'MV', taglî dorati. Accurati, piccoli restauri marginali - verosimilmente ottocenteschi - alla prima e ultima carta; alcuni fascicoli leggermente bruniti. Nel complesso, copia molto bella, discretamente lavata come imponeva il canone collezionistico francese del secondo Ottocento.
Provenienza: legatura alle armi di Victor Masséna, Prince d'Essling (1836-1910); su un foglio di guardia, etichetta "Antiquariato Librario [Francesco] Radaeli", Milano; Christie's 16 Jun 2005, Libri e autografi, n.… Read More
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Novum Testamentum.
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Novum Testamentum.

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Hardcover
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Scarborough , North Yorkshire
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Brown calf binding with raised banding and gilt title on the spine. Embossed decorative border on both boards. In a newly made fitted box.
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In researching the history of 'Novum Testamentum' there are some established facts and then matters of repute - drilling down on repute I am having difficulty in converting repute to fact.
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The book was printed by Charlotte Guillard who inherited France's then most prestigious Print shop. Her history and that of the print works along with their production of 'Novum Testamentum' is recorded.
The book was given by the French ambassador, Antoine, 1st comte de Noailles, to Queen Mary in July 1554 to mark her marriage to Philip.
The Novum Testamentum has handwriting within which is identified with that of Queen Mary Tudor, there are also extensive symbols which are associated with the Jesuits.
The Novum Testamentum was removed from the library of Traquair House,… Read More
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[Fasciculus temporum]
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[Fasciculus temporum]

by ROLEWINCK, Werner

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COLUMBIA, Missouri
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1479 Rolevinck Chronicle Fasciculus Temporum COMPLETE Incunable BIBLE Woodcuts
A complete 1479 chronicle which was known to inspire Koberger and the 'Nuremberg Chronicle!"
Werner Rolevinck was a 15th-century monk who is primarily remembered for his history of the world, 'Fasciculus Temporum'. First published in 1474, this work presents a general history of world chronologically, focusing heavily on important biblical events such as the Flood and Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel, the cities of Rome and Nineveh (i.e. Metropolis Assyrian), and the birth and ministry of Jesus. Each of these is illustrated by hand-colored, woodcut engravings in the 1479 edition.
Commonly known as the "Little Bundle of Time", this work went through numerous editions during Rolevinck's lifetime. It was quite popular. So popular that it would be one of the primary influences for what would become the most famous world chronicle, Schedel's 1493 "Nuremberg Chronicle" by Anton Koberger, i.e. 'The Koberger'.
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