The Byble in Englyshe : that is to saye the conte[n]t of al the Holy Scrypture, both of ye Olde, and Newe Testame[n]t, with a prologe therinto / made by the reuerende father in God, Thomas Archbysshop of Cantorbury ; this is the Byble apoynted to the vse of the churches.

[London] : Prynted by Edward Whytchurche, 1540.
[10], lxxxiiii, cxxiii, [1], cxxxii, lxxx, ciiii [i.e., ciii], [1] leaves : ill. ; 42 cm. (fol.)

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Bible. English. Great Bible. 1540.
"The second edition (April, 1540) of the Great Bible, the earliest containing Cranmer's Prologue, and bearing on the first title the words This is the Byble appoynted to the use of churches. This edition represents Coverdale's continued revision-work on the text of the Bible, and shows the further influence of Mùˆnster's Latin OT, especially in the Prophets, and of Erasmus in the NT" (Herbert)
Signatures: * [cross] a-k l , A-P Q (Q4 blank), AA-PP QQ- RR , Aaa-Kkk , a-Nn .
In this state, some errors in pagination have been corrected, as has the seventh line of sig. [cross]1r, to read "nede the spurre"; another state reads "nede not the spurre."
T.p., preliminaries, and divisional t.p.s in red and black.
Printed in black letter on both sides of the leaf in two columns per page, with chapter headings and marginal references.
Local notes:
Library's copy wanting blank leaf Q4; five leaves have been supplied from other issues or editions (Ross Bible)
Penn Provenance:
Ross, T. Edward (bookplate) (donor)
Bowdler, Samuel (autograph)
Bowdler, Humfrey (autograph)
Bowdler, Audrey (autograph)
Taylor, Benjamin (inscription)
Dovaston, John F. M. (bookplate)
[Noreicloth, Thomas of Woburn?] (autograph, 1582)
[Wohidith?], John Thomas, of Middloton (autograph, 1603)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Herbert, A.S. Engl. Bible, 53
Darlow & Moule 30
STC (2nd ed.) 2070
ESTC S121498
University of Pennsylvania. Libraries. Ross Bible, 24
Coverdale, Miles, 1488-1568.
Cranmer, Thomas, 1489-1556.
STC Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Ross Bible Collection (University of Pennsylvania)