ca. 1861 The English Hexapla - Greek, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Cranmer, Geneva, Rheims and KJV NT Bible - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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ca. 1861 The English Hexapla - Greek, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Cranmer, Geneva, Rheims and KJV NT Bible
Size: 11.5" x 9" x 3"
 Publisher: Samuel Bagster and Sons, Paternoster Row, London
EXCELLENT condition
Bible is SOLD
A very remarkable and rather unique 19th century 'The English Hexapla - exhibiting six important English translations of the New Testament Scriptures, WICLIF (M.CCC.LXXX), TYNDALE (M.D.XXXIV), CRANMER [the Great Bible] (M.D.XXXIX), GENEVAN (M.D.LVII), ANGLO-RHEMISH (M.D.LXXXII), AUTHORISED (M.DC.XI) ... preceded by a History of English Translations and Translators."
Beautifully bound in the very high quality English style binding with leather spine and partial leather covers, 5 raised band spine with title 'English Hexapla' in gold. An amazing resource for a parallel study of the 6 major translations from the English Bible translations history, including the Great and Geneva Bible that played a very important role in the translation of the original King James and also including the complete Greek text of the New Testament.
The English Hexapla contains six English translations of the New Testament arranged side by side for easy comparison and reference. The six English translations are: The Wycliffe version of 1380 (the first English scripture), The Tyndale version of 1534-1536 (the first English printed scripture), and Cranmer's Great Bible of 1539 (the first Authorized English Bible). Continuing across each right-hand page is: The Geneva “1557” - translation actually completed in 1560, (the Bible of the Protestant Reformation), The Rheims 1582 (the first Roman Catholic English version), and the 1611 King James First Edition.
This Bible is in an EXCELLENT (near PERFECT) condition. It can also be used and opened fairly easily as its bindings are solid. There is NO writing, no damages or missing pages nor any staining. The pages are remarkably crisp and clean. Some expected light wear.
 
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