On offer to the serious Bible leaf collector is an original leaf from volume 2 of the 1548/49 first edition of Erasmus Paraphrased into English New Testament. The supply is strictly limitied to about a dozen leaves. 

 

OFFER CONTENTS

 

1. An original leaf from volume 2 of the 1548/49 first edition of Erasmus Paraphrased into English New Testament (D&M 45, H72) with Certificte of Authenticity. NOTE: The reduced sale price is reflected in our choice of the text leaf. Not to worry because all the leaves come from the New Testament and are therefore premium leaves. 

2. A fine art reproduction of the Erasmus English New Testament volume 2 title page.

3. A fine art reproduction of the Myles Coverdale's dedication to Edward VI (4 pages) 

3. A fine art reproduction of Desiderius Erasmus

4. A fine art reproduction of Princess Mary

5. A fine art reproduction of Queen Catherine Parr

6. A fine art reproduction of Edward VI

7. Refence material from the Darlow and Moule Catalogue 1903

8. The above original pictured leaf is for display purpose only. 

 

Erasmus Parapharase

 

The first tome or volume of the Paraphrase of Erasmus vpon the

newe testamente. Enpriented at London in Flete strete at the signe of

the sunne by Edwarde Whitchurche the last daie of Januarie. Anno

Domini. 1548.

 

The second tome or volume of the Paraphrase of Erasmus vpon the

newe testamente. Enpriented at London in Flete strete at the signe of

the sunne by Edwarde Whitchurche the last daie of Januarie. Anno

Domini. ‘31 Jan. 1548’ [:1549], 2 vols.

ERASMUS PARAPHRASED INTO ENGLISH - 1548/9 FIRST EDITION

$299.00Price
  • An English version of Erasmus’ Latin Paraphrase or Commentary. With the text of the New Testament, Great Bible version.

     

    Four of the dedicatory epistles are addressed to Queen Catherine (Parr), by whose good rneanes & procnremente this present weorke hath been by soondrie mennes labours turned into our vulgare toungue. Among the translators were Nicholas Udall, Thomas Key, Miles Coverdale, John Olde, and Leonard Coxe; while Princess (afterward Queen) Mary translated the greater part of the Paraphrase upon St. John’s Gospel. The Paraphrase on Revelation, omitted by Erasmus, was the work of Leo Juda, translated by Edmund Alen.

     

    The injunctions issued by Edward VI in 1547 ordered that a copy of this book should be placed in every church within a year after the date of the visitation which was about to be made (Cardwell, Documentary Annals, vol. i. p. 9). The contemporary churchwardens’ accounts contain references to the purchase of the book e.g. in those of St. Margaret’s, Westminster: 1548. Paid for the half part of the Paraphrases of Erasmus, 5s. and again, in those of Wigtoft, Lincolnshire: 1549. It. paid for the Paraphrases of Erasmus, 7s. It. paid for a chain for the Paraphrases, 4d.

     

    The woodcut border used for both titles contains the royal arms above, and another coat of arms below with the initials E and W on two tablets. The out at the end of each volume illustrates Rev. xii.

     

    W. Aldis Wright has distinguished no less than six varieties of Vol. 1. No doubt, owing to the demand for copies at an early date, several presses were employed at the same time, and the work of printing was pushed on as rapidly as possible. Some copies are mixed. There appear to be no such varieties of Vol. 2. ‘ ‘