1551 English Bible

Collection ID

BIB.003665

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1551

Geography

London, (England)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

11.1 × 7.8 × 2.9 in. (28.2 × 19.8 × 7.3 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


This Bible is a combination of two important English translations. The Old Testament and Apocrypha are a revised edition of Richard Taverner’s edition, known as Taverner’s Bible. (Taverner’s Bible is a revision of the 1539 Matthew Bible, a combination of translations by Miles Coverdale, William Tyndale, and John Rogers.) The New Testament is the work of William Tyndale. It was previously published in 1549 by John Day and William Seres before they separated their businesses. John Day was a Protestant printer who worked in England. He is best known for printing The Actes and Monuments by John Foxe, popularly called “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.”

Printed in 1551 by John Day, London, England. Acquired before 2011 by David C. Lachman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Privately purchased in 2011 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2014 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Selected References:

Stephen Alford, Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).

description

This Bible is a combination of two important English translations. The Old Testament and Apocrypha are a revised edition of Richard Taverner’s edition, known as Taverner’s Bible. (Taverner’s Bible is a revision of the 1539 Matthew Bible, a combination of translations by Miles Coverdale, William Tyndale, and John Rogers.) The New Testament is the work of William Tyndale. It was previously published in 1549 by John Day and William Seres before they separated their businesses. John Day was a Protestant printer who worked in England. He is best known for printing The Actes and Monuments by John Foxe, popularly called “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.”


provenance

Printed in 1551 by John Day, London, England. Acquired before 2011 by David C. Lachman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Privately purchased in 2011 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2014 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Selected References:

Stephen Alford, Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).


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