1698 1ed Old English Holy BIBLE Heptateuch Anglo-Saxon Old Testament Thwaites

THWAITES, Edward

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An absolutely stunning and highly rare, 17th-century printing of an Anglo-Saxon Bible!

 

Known as ‘The Heptateuch’, which is the Pentateuch plus the books of Joshua and Judges, this Bible was collected and edited by Edward Thwaites. Thwaites, a prominent Oxford scholar, published this Bible and curiously included non-canonical books in this work including the Gospel of Nicodemus and a short fragment of the poem of ‘Judith’. These books were translated into Anglo-Saxon (or Old English) by Aelfric of Eynsham – overall, a very rare and desirable printing of the Bible.

 

This first edition was published 1698 Oxford and features a stunning, hand-colored frontispiece, as well as in-text vignettes and illustrated initials by Michael Burghers. This book is also believed to be one of the first pieces of Anglo-Saxon poetry to be published by an English press.

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1698 1ed Old English Holy BIBLE Heptateuch Anglo-Saxon Old Testament Thwaites

 

An absolutely stunning and highly rare, 17th-century printing of an Anglo-Saxon Bible!

 

Known as ‘The Heptateuch’, which is the Pentateuch plus the books of Joshua and Judges, this Bible was collected and edited by Edward Thwaites. Thwaites, a prominent Oxford scholar, published this Bible and curiously included non-canonical books in this work including the Gospel of Nicodemus and a short fragment of the poem of ‘Judith’. These books were translated into Anglo-Saxon (or Old English) by Aelfric of Eynsham – overall, a very rare and desirable printing of the Bible.

 

This first edition was published 1698 Oxford and features a stunning, hand-colored frontispiece, as well as in-text vignettes and illustrated initials by Michael Burghers. This book is also believed to be one of the first pieces of Anglo-Saxon poetry to be published by an English press.

 

Item number: #10868

Price: $1950

 

THWAITES, Edward

 

Heptateuchus, Liber Job, et Evangelium Nicodemi, Anglo-Saxonice.  Historiæ Judith fragmentum, Dano-Saxonice

 

Oxoniae: Theatrum Sheldonianum, 1698. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation:
    • [8], 168, 32
  • References: Darlow & Moule 1606; Wing B 2198; ESTC R 4371;
  • Provenance: Handwritten
    • Collegium Din Johannis Vaptistae in Academia Oxoniense, An. Dom. MCMLIX
    • Colonel Lee of Headington
  • Language: Anglo-Saxon [Old English]
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm)
  • Very rare, valuable, and desirable

 

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10868

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Religion

Authors

THWAITES, Edward

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent