A New Biblia Pauperum.

London: Gresham Press, 1877. Limited. hardcover. Being Thirty-Eight Woodcuts Illustrating the Life, Parables & Miracles of Our Blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, With the Proper Descriptions thereof, extracted from the Translation of the New Testament, by John Wiclif, Sometime Rector of LutterworthTwo separate parts, each numbered and signed. The first being the prospectus with the title-page as above and 12 pp., in original gray printed paper wrappers (spotted). The second and main part being the bible. Small 4to, [3], 38, [3] leaves and with thirty-eight woodblock plates each facing a page of text. The text is printed in black with rubricated initials. Rebound in full tan morocco with geometric blind stamp design on front and rear covers. Printed on special handmade paper, in Caxton Type No. 2. Preface by A.P. Stanley. Produced for the Caxton Celebration of 1877. The original woodblocks dating sometime between 1470-1540 were purchased by the Unwin brothers and used to print the plates which pair up nicely with the facsimile text of Wiclif's New Testament of 1525. London: Printed at the Sign of The Grasshopper, by Unwin Brothers, The Gresham Press, 1877. First edition. Number 219 of 257 copies printed and signed by the Unwin Brothers. near fine.

Laid in is a letter written in 1954, from the British Museum, describing the woodblocks.

Price: $2,500.00

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