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
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.
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.
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.