• 1568 1st Edition Bishops Folio Leaf (10 Commandments)

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    This is a large Bishops Folio Black Letter Bible leaf. This leaf contains the book of Deuteronomy 5-6 (partial) with the Ten Commandments And Israelis Shema.

    This has large Black Letter Text. This was a revision of the "Great" Bible version undertaken by Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury with the assistance of many bishops and well known Biblical scholars. "In April 1571 the Convocation of the Province of Canterbury ordered that copies of this edition should be placed in every cathedral, and as far as possible in every Church; and enjoined every ecclesiastical dignitary to exhibit a copy in a prominent place in his house for the use of his servants and guests.. In typography and illustration the Bishops is considered the most sumptuous in the long series of English Folio Bibles" (Herberts Catalog).

    This leaf measures about 10" X 14" and will come with a Certificate of Authenticity.


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