We are delighted to offer this extraordinary facsimile of the first English New Testament. In translating the Bible into English, John Wycliffe emerged as a powerful influence for revival and reform. As a result of his work, historians have termed Wycliffe the "Morning Star of the Reformation." Possession of a Wycliffe Bible in the 14th century could lead to accusations of heresy, imprisonment and death. Few copies have survived. The last copy to sell at an auction brought an astonishing 1.7 million dollars at the Charles Ryrie Sale in December of 2016. Until this year, no true, quality facsimile of a Wycliffe New Testament has ever been produced. The cost was too great, the project too vast and the process too difficult. As nations around the world prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, it seems appropriate that this exceptional edition has finally been released to the general public. For the first time since the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries...the Wycliffe New Testament, the first Bible in English, has been made readily available in its original form.
Bound in fine leather and accented in gold, publication is strictly limited and each volume represents an impressive work of art. Lavishly decorated throughout, it has been printed on a thick, vellum style paper with virtually every page embellished with red, blue or gold. Complete, catchwords, 2 columns, 35 lines, Puzzle initials extend into partial borders at the beginning of each book.
- Total - 12.75" wide x 10.5" high x 8" deep
- Individual Volume - 7.5" wide x 10" high x 3.2" deep