• 1549 Matthews-Tyndale Folio Bible Leaf (1st Thessalonians, Famous Rapture Passage)

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    Title: 1549 Matthews-Tyndale Folio Bible Leaf (1st Thessalonians, Famous Rapture Passage)

    Description: This work with wields together the best work of Tyndale and Coverdale, is considered to be the real primary version of our English Bible. This leaf is from the Bible, that is to say all the Holy Scripture; in which are contained the Old and New Testament, truly and purely translated into English and now lately with great industry and diligence recognized. Imprinted at London by college 1549. This is an authentic reprint of the 1537 first edition Matthews. This leaf contains 1ST THESSALONIANS 2-5 with the popular verses of the rapture. We are admonished to comfort one another with these words.

    This leaf has an interesting story: up until the 19th Century, men went around in horse drawn carts collecting bones and rags (cloth).The bones were used to make glue and the rags (cloth) were used to make pages much as wood pulp is used today. They earned their nickname "rag and bone men"!

    Size: Measures about 7 5/8” X 11 1/4” and will come with a Certificate Of Authenticity.

    Condition: Excellent

    Date: 1549

    SKU: 7004