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1813 2 Volume Douay Rhemes Bible
The Douay/Rhemes Edition.
Contains 'the Old Testament, first published by the English College at Doway, A.D. 1609, and the New Testament, first published by the English College at Rhemes, A.D. 1582; with annotations, references, and an historical and chronological index'.
Features a frontispiece and several other plates.
Catholic Manchester Publisher Oswald Syers began to publish a Douay Bible in March 1811, in competition with Thomas Haydock. Syers finished his edition first, by 1813.
A brief but fascinating history:
In the year 1806 Thomas Haydock, a Manchester printer and schoolmaster conceived the design of publishing a new edition of the Douay-Rheims Bible with notes from various commentators. On Haydock’s removal to Dublin, the R.C. priests of Manchester, supposing that he had abandoned his project, persuaded Syers to undertake it. Syers secured the patronage of Dr. Gibson, Vicar Apostolic of the District, and in 1811 began printing. Haydoc meantime returned to Manchester, and in July 1811 began to issue his Bible, edited by the printer’s brother, George Leo Haydock, a R.C. priest of Ushaw College. The book patronage from Syers’ publication, when Haydock returned to Manchester; and, whether from this fact, or the competition of Haydock’s Bible, Syers’ unlucky work appears to have had but limited circulation, and copies are scarce.
Item # DR1813
Appraisal Value: $5,000
Sale Price: $2,495