1535 Coverdale Bible Leaf - First Edition


A Leaf from the First Edition of the First Complete Bible in English, the Coverdale Bible 1535.  

With an Historical Introduction by Allen P. Wikgren and a Census of Copies Recorded in the British Isles and North America. 

Allen P. Wikgren, Published Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1974 

  [vi], 45 pp., A fine leaf book illustrated with original leaf and line cut facsimiles, including one map fold-out; frontispiece portrait of Miles Coverdale; folio (14 x 10.25 in.), quarter black cloth with gilt spine title, red cloth sides with line cut illustrations stamped on upper cover, plain dustjacket. The tipped-in original Coverdale Bible leaf is from Jeremiah chapters 35-37.  Historical essay by Prof. Allen P. Wikgren. Wilgren was a New Testament scholar at the University of Chicago. The fragment from which this leaf book was created was supplied by the Huntington Library. One of 425 copies printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. A fine, bright copy in a very good dust jacket (some edgewear and a few short tears). 

Reference Herbert 18: Book Club of California Two Hundredth Book 145; Disbound and Dispersed 33.  

 Bibliographic Details 

Title: A Leaf from the First Edition of the First Complete Bible In English ... 

Publisher: Book Club of California, San Francisco 

Publication Date: 1974 

Limited Edition: 425 copies 

Binding: Hardcover 

Book Condition: Fine 

Dust Jacket Condition: very good 

  • Inventory# IM-12844