The Byble: whych is all the holy Scripture, in whych are contayned the Olde and Newe Testament, truelye and purely translated into Englishe by Thomas Matthewe, 1537, and now imprinted in the year of oure Lorde 1549.

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London: Th. Raynmalde and William Hylle, 1549.


Small quarto. Old vellum. Lacks title page. “Known as ‘Matthew’s version’….Thomas Matthew is commonly treated as a pseudonym of John Rogers (1500?-1550), Tindale’s intimate friend….But as Rogers only edited what is essentially Tindale’s translation, it seems more probable that Matthew stands for Tindale’s own name, which it was then dangerous to employ….Rogers’ own share in the work was probably confined to…the general task of editing the materials at his disposal.” – Historical Catalogue of the Printed Editions of Holy Scripture in the Library of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Vol. I.



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