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[Tyndale, William.] A Brief Description of the Sacraments …compyled by the godly man Wyllyam Tyndall. London: Robert Stoughton First edition of this title (1548), never printed in Tyndale’s lifetime.
Provenance: J.W. or T.W. Bayntun, Grays Inn (ownership signature, 18 th Century); Sidney Graves, Duke of Hamilton (black and white armorial bookplate); Jonathan Byrd (gilt bookplate).
Twelvemo size in eights: A-E8 finis, complete. Some early ink notes, manicules and underlining. Nicely margined. A wonderful copy of an inexpresably important Reformation treatise. In A Brief Description (or Declaration) of the Sacraments Tyndale argues that it is the inner faith of the communicant which makes the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, a doctrine which Sir Thomas More furiously denied, and for which John Frith died.
Full hard grain blue-black morocco, gilt. Marbled ends.
Please Note: This is a low-resolution photo, which shows the format, but makes reading the text nearly impossible. In reality, the text of these Bibles is large enough and clear enough to read very easily.
Item # EB1004
Appraisal Value: $40,000
Sale Price: $15,000