“Euangelium secundum Iohannem: the Gospel of Saint John in West-Saxon”

“Euangelium secundum Iohannem: the Gospel of Saint John in West-Saxon”

Collection ID

BIB.004979.2

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1906

Geography

Boston, (United States)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

6.2 × 4.5 × 1.2 in. (15.8 × 11.6 × 3 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


The Gospel of Saint John in West-Saxon was edited from manuscripts by James Wilson Bright (1852–1926), a professor of English philiosphy at John Hopkins University who specialized in Old and Middle English. This work also contains The Belles Lettres Series, Section I: English Literature from Its Beginning to the Year 1100, edited by Professor Edward Miles Brown, and a glossary by Professor Lancelot Minor Harris. The preface to this work states that this “is the first English version of the gospels, preceding the Wycliffite Bible by four hundred years, and is made historically important by the fact of chronology alone.”

Published in 1906 by D. C. Heath & CO., Boston, Massachusetts. Acquired by 1921 by L. A. Williamson.[1] Acquired by the University of “Sasku.”[2] Acquired before 1970 by Vancouver City College Library (later Langara College), Vancouver, British Columbia;[3] Deaccessioned before 1992 by Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia;[4] Acquired before 1992 by John Noble, Vancouver, British Columbia;[5] Gifted by 1992 to Lyle Larrigan, Sooke, British Columbia; Donated in 2018 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Inscription on the front endpapers reads “L. A. Williamson, ’21.” [2] Inscription on the front endpapers reads “Univ. of Sasku” and is believed to be the University of Saskatchewan. [3] Stamp on front endpapers reads “Withdrawn from V. C. C.” Later, the Vancouver City College Library became the Vancouver Community College and, in 1965, Langara College began within Vancouver Community College until it separated in 1970. The stamp noting “V. C. C.” places it at Vancouver City College before the name change in 1970. [4] Museum of the Bible contacted Langara College. While the college does not keep a list of deaccessioned books, it acknowledged that it did “sound like one that [they would] remove.” A stamp on the front endpapers reads “‘Paid’ Langara Library.” Langara College was unable to confirm what that stamp meant, but believes it may indicate that the library had to buy a replacement copy of this title. [5] John Noble was an instructor at Langara College. Noble picked up this book at a discard pile of surplus books.

description

The Gospel of Saint John in West-Saxon was edited from manuscripts by James Wilson Bright (1852–1926), a professor of English philiosphy at John Hopkins University who specialized in Old and Middle English. This work also contains The Belles Lettres Series, Section I: English Literature from Its Beginning to the Year 1100, edited by Professor Edward Miles Brown, and a glossary by Professor Lancelot Minor Harris. The preface to this work states that this “is the first English version of the gospels, preceding the Wycliffite Bible by four hundred years, and is made historically important by the fact of chronology alone.”


provenance

Published in 1906 by D. C. Heath & CO., Boston, Massachusetts. Acquired by 1921 by L. A. Williamson.[1] Acquired by the University of “Sasku.”[2] Acquired before 1970 by Vancouver City College Library (later Langara College), Vancouver, British Columbia;[3] Deaccessioned before 1992 by Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia;[4] Acquired before 1992 by John Noble, Vancouver, British Columbia;[5] Gifted by 1992 to Lyle Larrigan, Sooke, British Columbia; Donated in 2018 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Inscription on the front endpapers reads “L. A. Williamson, ’21.” [2] Inscription on the front endpapers reads “Univ. of Sasku” and is believed to be the University of Saskatchewan. [3] Stamp on front endpapers reads “Withdrawn from V. C. C.” Later, the Vancouver City College Library became the Vancouver Community College and, in 1965, Langara College began within Vancouver Community College until it separated in 1970. The stamp noting “V. C. C.” places it at Vancouver City College before the name change in 1970. [4] Museum of the Bible contacted Langara College. While the college does not keep a list of deaccessioned books, it acknowledged that it did “sound like one that [they would] remove.” A stamp on the front endpapers reads “‘Paid’ Langara Library.” Langara College was unable to confirm what that stamp meant, but believes it may indicate that the library had to buy a replacement copy of this title. [5] John Noble was an instructor at Langara College. Noble picked up this book at a discard pile of surplus books.


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