Tyndale's New Testament

Tyndale's New Testament

Collection ID

BIB.000840

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1552

Geography

London, (England)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

8.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. (21 × 17.1 × 3.2 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The History of the Bible, Revolutionary Words


William Tyndale’s New Testament was the first to be printed in English, first appearing in 1526. This New Testament contains many woodcut illustrations. The general title page includes a woodcut portrait of Edward VI. Throughout the text, many woodcuts depict scenes from the New Testament. In the Gospels, the four evangelists and the apostles are illustrated, and in Revelation, twenty-one woodcuts appear. This copy is missing the second title page, the calendar, and Revelation 20:4–21:6.

Printed in 1552 by Richard Jugge (–1577), London. Acquired by William Yates (–1829), Manchester, England; Purchased at auction in 1829 by Charles Hurt (1782–1852), Wirksworth, England.[1] Acquired by 1856 by John Howell (1874–1956), San Francisco, California;[2] By descent in 1956 to Warren Howell (1912–1984), San Francisco, California;[3] Privately purchased in 1983/84 by Donald L. Brake Sr. (1939–), Portland, Oregon;[4] Privately purchased in 1998 by Joshua Brown, San Luis Obispo, California. Acquired by Doyle W. Flowers, Jr. (1957–2017), Hinesville, Georgia;[5] Privately purchased in 2009 by the Green Collection, Oklahoma City; Donated in 2016 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry), under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] A handwritten note on the front endpaper states that this book was purchased on behalf of Hurt at an auction of Yates’s estate in August 1829. See also Winstanley & Taylor, Catalogue of the household furniture, antique oak furniture. . . pictures and portraits, extensive library of books. . . the genuine property of Mr. William Yates. . .: which will be sold by auction . . . on Wednesday, July 29th, 1829, and following days (Stony-Knolls, Broughton: R. Winstanley, 1829). [2] Bookseller in San Francisco. [3] Bookseller in San Francisco [4] Brake is a Biblical Studies scholar and former dean of Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Beginning in the 1980s, he amassed one of the largest private collections of rare Bibles and manuscripts. He stated in an email that he purchased the text at Howell’s sometime in 1983/84 and sold it to Brown in 1998 to raise money for another acquisition. It is not clear when or from whom Howell acquired the text. Donald L. Brake, Sr., email to D.A. Schmidt (Museum of the Bible), November 29, 2017. [5] Bookseller in Georgia, United States of America.

Museum of the Bible Publications: David Trobisch, Jennifer Atwood, Jonathan Kirkpatrick, and Rory P. Crowley, "Verbum Domini II: God’s Word Goes Out to the Nations" (Abilene, Texas: Abilene Christian University Press, 2014), 140.

description

William Tyndale’s New Testament was the first to be printed in English, first appearing in 1526. This New Testament contains many woodcut illustrations. The general title page includes a woodcut portrait of Edward VI. Throughout the text, many woodcuts depict scenes from the New Testament. In the Gospels, the four evangelists and the apostles are illustrated, and in Revelation, twenty-one woodcuts appear. This copy is missing the second title page, the calendar, and Revelation 20:4–21:6.


provenance

Printed in 1552 by Richard Jugge (–1577), London. Acquired by William Yates (–1829), Manchester, England; Purchased at auction in 1829 by Charles Hurt (1782–1852), Wirksworth, England.[1] Acquired by 1856 by John Howell (1874–1956), San Francisco, California;[2] By descent in 1956 to Warren Howell (1912–1984), San Francisco, California;[3] Privately purchased in 1983/84 by Donald L. Brake Sr. (1939–), Portland, Oregon;[4] Privately purchased in 1998 by Joshua Brown, San Luis Obispo, California. Acquired by Doyle W. Flowers, Jr. (1957–2017), Hinesville, Georgia;[5] Privately purchased in 2009 by the Green Collection, Oklahoma City; Donated in 2016 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry), under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] A handwritten note on the front endpaper states that this book was purchased on behalf of Hurt at an auction of Yates’s estate in August 1829. See also Winstanley & Taylor, Catalogue of the household furniture, antique oak furniture. . . pictures and portraits, extensive library of books. . . the genuine property of Mr. William Yates. . .: which will be sold by auction . . . on Wednesday, July 29th, 1829, and following days (Stony-Knolls, Broughton: R. Winstanley, 1829). [2] Bookseller in San Francisco. [3] Bookseller in San Francisco [4] Brake is a Biblical Studies scholar and former dean of Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Beginning in the 1980s, he amassed one of the largest private collections of rare Bibles and manuscripts. He stated in an email that he purchased the text at Howell’s sometime in 1983/84 and sold it to Brown in 1998 to raise money for another acquisition. It is not clear when or from whom Howell acquired the text. Donald L. Brake, Sr., email to D.A. Schmidt (Museum of the Bible), November 29, 2017. [5] Bookseller in Georgia, United States of America.

Museum of the Bible Publications: David Trobisch, Jennifer Atwood, Jonathan Kirkpatrick, and Rory P. Crowley, "Verbum Domini II: God’s Word Goes Out to the Nations" (Abilene, Texas: Abilene Christian University Press, 2014), 140.


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