1549 · London
A reprint of the 1537 "Matthew's Bible" and interestingly a "treakle" Bible (cf. Jer. 8:22); earlier than the better known "treacle" Bible of 1568, 1578. "In 1537 a revised English Bible known as "Matthew's Bible" appeared. . . . The ascription to "Thomas Matthew" was nominal . . . its real editor being John Rogers" (Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church).
A large fragment of this early Bible in English: comprises Tyndale's Prologue and then Genesis to the end of Ecclesiastes, but lacking all before leaf A1 and all after Ecclesiastes (i.e., leaf Kk2).
Provenance: The Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released).
Herbert 75; STC (rev. ed.) 2078; ESTC S106941. 19th-century plain sheep, abraded, dry, and top of spine pulled. Lacking all before leaf A1and all after Ecclesiastes (i.e., leaf Kk2). Title-leaf and first leaf of the Kalendar in good facsimile. Many margins defective sometimes costing letters and small words of text and also sidenotes. Priced for its faults. (Inventory #: 33867)