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The First Catholic Old Testament in English Once Owned by an “Unfit” Reader?!?
(Rather Unnerving Evidence of Readership)
Bible.  O.T. English. Douai. 1609–10.  The Holie Bible faithfully translated into English, out of the authentical Latin. Diligently conferred with the Hebrew, Greeke, and other editions in divers languages. With arguments of the bookes, and chapters: annotations: tables: and other helpes, for better understanding of the text: for discoverie of corruptions in some late translations: and for clearing controversies in religion. By the English College of Doway. Doway: Laurence Kellam, 1609–10. 4to (I: 22.3 cm, 8.75"; II: 21 cm, 8.3"). 2 vols. I: [2], 1115, [1] pp. (5 leaves supplied). II: 1124, [2 (errata)] pp. (5 leaves in facsimile).
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KJV Bifolium, 1611
Bible.   English. 1611. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”).   Bifolium extracted from the Old Testament of the first edition of the King James Version of the Bible. London: Imprinted ... by Robert Barker, 1611. Folio (39.8 cm, 15.625"). [2] ff. (i.e., 4 pp.).
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Handsome KJV with Genealogies & Psalms
Bible.  English. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”). 1632.  The Holy Bible conteyning the Old Testament and the New. London: Robert the assignes of John Bill, 1632. Folio (34 cm, 13.4"). [15], 507, [1] ff. (lacking 7 prelim. ff.).
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Bible.  N.T. English. Rheims–Bishops' version. 1633.  The text of the New Testament of Iesus Christ, translated out of the vulgar Latine by the Papists of the traiterous Seminarie at Rhemes ... Whereunto is added the translation out of the original Greeke, commonly used in the Church of England. London: Pr. by Augustine Mathewes on[e] of the assignes of Hester Ogden, 1633. Folio (33.3 cm, 13.25"). Frontis., engr. t.-p., [58], 912, [18], 25, [1], 206, [2], 17, [1 (blank)] pp.
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MORE! Than Meets the Eye
Bible.  N.T. Greek. 1633.  [in Greek, transliterated as] Tēs Kainēs Diathēkēs apanta. [then in roman] Novi Testamenti libri omnes, recens nunc editi: cum notis & animaduersionibus doctissimorum, praesertim vero, Roberti Stephani, Josephi Scaligeri, Isaaci Casauboni. Variae item lectiones ex antiquissimis exemplaribus, & celeberrimis bibliothecis, desumptae. Londini [i.e., Leiden]: Apud [B. and A. Elzevir for] Richardum Whittakerum, bibliopolam, 1633. 8vo (17 cm, 6.625"). [8], 459, [13] pp.
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FirstFolio Greek N.T. Printed in England
Bible. N.T. Greek. 1642.  Jesu Christi Domini Nostri Novum Testamentum, sive Novum Foedus, cujus Græco contextui respondent interpretationes duæ: una, vetus; altera, Theodori Bezæ.... Cantabrigiae: Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, 1642. Folio (37.5 cm, 14.5"). [8], [10] ff., 766 (i.e., 764) pp., [12] ff., 125, [1 (blank)] pp., [2], [1 (blank)] ff.
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Gutbier's Labor of LovePrinted on theEditor's Own Press
Bible.   N.T. Syriac. 1664.  Novum domini nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum Syriace, cum punctis vocalibus, & versione Latina Matthaei ... plene & emendate editum, accurante Aegidio Gutbirio. Hamburgi: Typis & impensis authoris, 1664. 8vo (17.2 cm, 6.75"). [32], 218, 281–604 pp.
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Printed in England in 1665 & Bound inAMERICA in 1829
Bible. O.T. Greek. Septuagint. 1665.  [four lines in Greek, then] Vetus testamentum graecum ex versione Septuaginta interpretum, juxta exemplar Vaticanum Romae editum. Cantabrigiae: Excusum per Joannem Field, 1665. 12mo (14 cm; 5.5"). [1] f., 19, [1], 755 [i.e. 767, 1], 516 pp. (without the initial blank).
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