Woodcut portrait of the author (John Wycliffe) on verso of title-page, black letter, nineteenth century straight-grained morocco by Riviere, gilt spine. Imprinted by Robert Crowley, 1550. A fine copy of an extremely rare and important book. In Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England , Wiggin writes that by late 1558, this was already a rare book and hard to come by. On June 6th of that year, Queen Marys government, desperate to stamp out the circulation of heretical books, had made its possession a capital crime subject to summary execution under martial law.
With less than ten copies known, WorldCat identifies only five in institutional holdings Two of which are in North America (one at Harvard and the other at Yale) and three in Europe (held respectively at the University of Cambridge, the University of Manchester and the Bavarian State Library in Munich). Specializes in early printed English Bibles, books, manuscripts, and objet dart. Are merely representative of our broader inventory. Please do not hesitate to enquire regarding other early printed books and manuscripts.
In addition, we are currently offering one of the world's most significant collections of biblical manuscripts and early printed Bibles. The Legacy Collection may be viewed at: CrawfordSterling. The item "1550 JOHN WYCLIFFE Pathway to Perfect Knowledge BIBLE A True Prologue RARE Bible" is in sale since Monday, July 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "collector1611" and is located in Birmingham, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States, Philippines, Cayman islands.