Wycliffe Bible, New Testament 1395

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Wycliffe Bible, New Testament 1395

249.99

Author:  Wycliffe translation

Language: Middle English

Date: 1485

Price: $249.99

History: "The Wycliffe Translation" was a group of Bible translations into Middle English, under the direction of John Wycliffe. They were done sometime between 1385 to 1395. This Wycliffe Bible is 462 pages and comes in a hardcover format. This Bible is currently held at the Houghton Library at Harvard University.  

Written in a gothic book-hand in black ink in 2 columns of 35 lines with 2 foliate borders in burnished gold and colors (ff. 1v, 92v), decorated initials on burnished gold ground, smaller initials in blue and red with pen flourishes, headings and paraph marks in red. Written in England.

Two unidentified coat of arms on f. 1v.

 

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The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a 4 oz cowhide, from a small supplier in New York state. The Glue we use to attach the leather to the wood is made at our facility, and is a period correct wheat glue. Along the spine, we use a modern perfect binding, with modern glue, to make the binding last longer. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding, drying in between each layer, a traditional way to make the binding stiff, strong, and resilient.

Please allow one week for shipment, all books are handmade in the USA and our craftsman take their time with each one to ensure perfection.  

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