Title The Rhemes New Testament: Being a Full and Particular Account of the Origins, Printing, and Subsequent Influences of the First Roman Catholic New Testament in English, with the Divers Controversies Occasioned by its Publication Diligently Expounded for the Edification of the Reader by Decherd Turner, Accompanied by a Leaf from the Original Edition, and Other Profitable Illustrations.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Jacket Condition Like New
Edition First Edition
Publisher San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1990
Seller ID GG217-A064
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 193. LIMITED EDITION of 325 copies printed by W. Thomas Taylor in Monotype Bembo with Romulus Open display type on French mold-made paper. 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. [vi], (42) pp. Display type printed in red, 2 facsimiles from the original book, and 1 original leaf from the Rhemes New Testament (1582, pp. 253-254 from the Gospel of Saint John), bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red goatskin, gray paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, plain white dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. "Also known as the Douai Bible, the Rhemes New Testament is one of the influential Biblical texts in the vernacular languages published in the sixteenth century. This book traces the conception, publication and reception of the Rhemes New Testament, focusing primarily upon contemporary accounts. The original leaves for this publication had been at the Club for several years, as a leaf book had been planned by David Magee. When the leaves were rediscovered the book finally appeared." Harlan. Decherd Turner was an American bibliophile, ordained Presbyterian minister, director of Southern Methodist University's Bridwell Library, and director of the University of Texas's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, known for acquiring rare books, manuscripts, and other archival materials. REFERENCES: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 39; Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 193.
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