• 1549 Matthews-Tyndale Bible Leaf (Jude and Revelation Title Page)

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    ABOUT LEAF:

    This leaf is imprinted at London by John Daye dwelling at Aldergate and William Seres dwelling at Peter Colledge 1549. This is an authentic reprint of the 1537 first edition Matthews. This leaf contains THE COMPLETE BOOK OF JUDE with the TITLE PAGE OF REVELATION. 

    The leaf measures about 7 1/2" X 11 1/2" and comes with a certificate of Authenticity.

    This work which wields together the best work of Tyndale and Coverdale, is considered to be the real primary version or our English Bible (quote from Herberts Catalog). This leaf is from: The Byble, That is to say all the Holy Scripture; In which are contained the Olde and New Testament, truly and purely translated into English and now lately with great industry and diligence recognized.

    This leaf has an interesting story: Up until the turn of 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 the nickname "rag and bone men!"


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