[Elfsea] Book for sale on E-bay

Christine Huse maria_elfsea at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 3 12:14:17 PST 2003

Sigh... I reallt wish I money to blow

1564 COVERDALE letters of Martyrs [ Bible ]

1564 Myles Coverdale, Certain most godly ...letters of Martyrs ...in the
bloodye persecution ...gave their lives; London: John Day, newly rebacked
half calf:
Myles Coverdale. Certain most godly, fruitful, and comfortable letters of
such true Saintes and holy Martyrs of God, as in the late bloodye
persecution here
within this Realme, gave their lyves for the defence of Christes holy
written in the tyme of theyr affflection and cruell imprysonment. London:
Day, 1564. 4to, worn old 1/2 calf, marbled boards, newly rebacked; title in
& first leaf of Coverdale's address to 'the Christian Reader' with the
bottom outer
corner torn away (the final 3 pages of this address are missing); there is a
hole in C8 (removing a few letters of text); there is no D8 (pp47/8), but no
text is
missing; there is some soiling & staining & a few tears without loss; there
frequent annotations in 2 early hands, but generally the text is crisp with
margins throughout.

(6) 689 (4)pp [complete apart from the defects noted above]

***STC 5886; a scarce mid-16th century collection of the original letters
written by
a number of those martyred (mostly burned alive) in the mid-1550s under
Queen Mary. Coverdale is best known for his work in issuing the first
edition of the Bible in English (in 1535). The letters are by Cranmer,
Ridley, Hooper,
Bradford, etc.

7 1/8" x 5 1/8"

With the very modest reserve of $1750.


*** St. Theresa's Prayer ****
May today there be peace within
May you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you are meant to
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that
has been given to you....
May you be content knowing you are a child of God....
Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to
sing, and dance,
It is there for each and every one of you....

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