[The Pentateuch].

Uniform title
Imprented at Malborow in the lande of Hesse [i.e. Antwerp] : By me Hans Luft [i.e. Johan Hoochstraten], M. CCCCC.xxx. the. xvij dayes of Januarij [17 Jan. 1530]
[756] pages : illustrations ; 16 cm (8vo)


Former owner
  • In five parts.
  • Each part has "prologe" by W. T[yndale].
  • Imprint from colophon of part 1 (leaf L7 verso).
  • Title within ornamental border.
  • Full-page woodcut illustrations in Exodus based on cuts by Hans Holbein, one 8-line historiated woodcut initial, a few smaller woodcut initials.
  • Genesis and Numbers are printed in black letter; Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy in roman.
  • Signatures: [A]⁸ B-L⁸ X⁸ ²A-I⁸ ²K⁴ ³A⁸ ⁴A-F⁸ ⁴G⁴ ⁵A¹⁰ ⁵B-I⁸ ⁵K⁴ ⁶A⁴ ⁶B-I⁸.
  • Princeton copy 1: First 9 leaves ([A]1-[A]8, B1) and three divisional titles in facsimile. Approximately 36 leaves remargined at fore-edge with shoulder-notes supplied in excellent pen and ink facsimile, a few leaves supplied from a shorter copy and remargined at foot.
Binding note
Princeton copy 1: Bound in nineteenth-century English blue morocco by T. Aitken (his stamp on verso of front flyleaf); title "Tyndale's Pentateuch" and date "MCCCCCXXX" stamped in gold on spine; all edges gilt.
  • The fyrst boke of Moses called Genesis
  • A prologe in to the seconde boke of Moses called Exodus
  • The seconde boke of Moses, called Exodus
  • A prologe in to the thirde boke of Moses called Leuiticus
  • The thyrde boke of Moses, called Leuiticus
  • A prologe in to the fourth boke of Moses, called Numeri
  • The Fourthe boke of Moses called Numeri
  • A Prologe in to the fyfte boke of Moses, called Deuteronomye
  • [Fyfte boke of Moses called Deuteronomye].
Princeton copy 1: Sixteenth century ownership inscription of Thomas Shaw ("Thomas Shaw eius liber") in the margins of leaves B3 & B3; bookplate of Lord Amherst of Hackney with motto: "Victoria concordia crescit" on front pastedown (his sale at Sotheby's, Wellington Street, 3 December 1908, lot 97); later in the possession of Robin Howard, C.B.E. who bequeathed it to the Contemporary Dance Trust Ltd; sold at the Sotheby's sale in London, 1 March 1976 (lot 14) to Alan G. Thomas, acting as agent for Dr. Ryrie; ex-libris label of Charles Caldwell Ryrie on front pastedown.
  • English short title catalogue, S1193
  • Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 2350
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Place name(s)
Belgium Antwerp.
Other title(s)
  • Tyndale's Pentateuch.
  • Fyrst boke of Moses called Genesis.
  • Prolog in to the seconde boke of Moses called Exodus.
  • Seconde boke of Moses, called Exodus.
  • Prologe in to the thirde boke of Moses called Leuiticus.
  • Thyrde boke of Moses, called Leuiticus.
  • Prolog in to the fourth boke of Moses, called Numeri.
  • Fourthe boke of Moses, called Numeri.
  • Prolog in to the fyfte boke of Moses, called Deuteronomye.
  • Fyfte boke of Moses called Deuteronomye.
Known as
  • Tyndale's Bible
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