SACRO-SANCTUM NOVUM TESTAMENTUM DOMINI SERVATORIS NOSTRI IESU CHRISTI, IN HEXAMETROS VERSUS AD VERBUM & GENUINUM SENSUM FIDELITÈR IN LATINAM LINGUAM ...

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London: Excudebat Valentinus Simsius, 1604. [48],144,149-736,[4 blank],[14]pp. Blank A[1] present, Y1-2 not present, but pagination continuous, errors in numbering in signature 2S, final blank not present. Small octavo. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt with gilt devices on each panel and initials 'I.O.' and "T.V.' on front and rear boards, rebacked, with remnants of original gilt backstrip and label laid down. Small ink spot on A6, occasional marginal discolorations, faint tidemark in upper outer quadrant 2b, and shallower scattered discolorations along some fore-margins toward end, clean marginal tear (without loss) in 2T3, short repairs to marginal tears in A1, early ink name on A1 and ink identification of "Brydges" on title; title possibly supplied from a slightly smaller copy; yet, a good, sound copy. First edition of this Latin version of the New Testament, translated/edited by John Bridges, Bishop of Oxford (1535/6 - 1618). After a career of publications on Church government, engagement in pamphlet exchanges, and similar matters, Bridges began work on this rendering of the text into Latin hexameters in 1599. In this copy leaves L8, M1 and T7 are in their canceled states. The sole edition reported in ESTC, and an uncommon edition as well: ESTC locates only nine copies in North America. ESTC S106573. STC 3735.


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