The Rhemes New Testament. Being a Full and Particular Account of the Origins, Printing, and Subsequent Influences of the First Roman Catholic New Testament in English, with the Divers Controversies Occasioned by Its Publication Diligently Expounded for the Edification of the Reader by Decherd Turner ... Accompanied by a Leaf from the Original Edition...

San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1990. 4to, [vi] 40 pp. Original quarter red morocco, backstrip lettered in gilt, gray boards, dust-jacket, as new. Limited to 395 copies printed by W. Thomas Taylor. Also known as the Douai Bible, the Rhemes New Testament is one of the most important and influential Biblical texts published in the 16th-century. The leaf in this copy is Colossians chapters 3/4, including the famous verse (c.3, v. 18): “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.” Chalmers, A Checklist of Leaf Books, 196. Item #5582

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