1865 A Description of the Great Bible
FRY, Francis, F.S.A. A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE, 1539, and the Six Editions of Cranmer’s Bible, 1540 and 1541, Printed by Grafto and Whitechurch: also of the Editions, in Large Folio, of the Authorized Version of the Holy Scriptures, Printed in the Years 1611, 1613, 1617, 1634, 1640.
Illustrated with Titles, and with Passages from the Editions, the Genealogies, and the Maps, Copied in Facsimile, also with Identification of every Leaf of the First Seven, and of many Leaves of the other Editions; on Fifty-One Plates. TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL LEAF OF EACH OF THE EDITIONS DESCRIBED.
London, Willis and Sotheran, 1865. Folio. 41.7 x 27 cm. [viii], 42pp. + 52[f., with two charts, one of them folding, and 14 original leaves from early Bibles. Francis Fry collected more than 1300 early Bibles, focusing on Tyndale, Coverdale, and Cranmer. This is an extraordinary leaf book, in almost perfect condition.