TYPE: Book (Set)
COMPONENTS: Volume 1: Small thick folio, old calf, sometime rebacked. Volume 2: Folio, old mottled calf (with a small armorial seal on both covers), sometime rebacked,
CONDITION: Volume 1: now somewhat worn & a bit shaken, but still good; title mounted (& slightly creased); the text generally is crisp and clean, though there is some minor soiling & a few tears without loss of text (the margins of quire 'Z' are a bit soiled), BUT there is worming at the front, with numerous holes at first; most are gone quickly, but the last in the text remains until folio 174 and in the margin 203; there is quite minor marginal worming in the center and at the rear. LACKING Dd5 (the last leaf of the preface to Luke), Oo4 (folio CCXCII, the beginning of Luke 9), Eee5 (folio CCCCV, the last leaf of the preface to John and the first of the text of John); Ffff7 through the end (from the beginning of Erasmus's remarks on Acts 24: 10-13, folio 599ff) AND lacks the bottom 70% of CC8 and Pii (both blank). (34)[of ?] CCCCCXCVIII leaves: the first leaf of the preface to the King is present, but at least the second (and possibly the fourth) are missing).
Volume 2: bit worn; binding starting to split in middle (but still sound); title mounted; LACKS Bi & ii (folios iv & v) and with strips torn from the bottom of Uiii & iv, removing some 5 lines on the first and 2 on the second. [the material is supplied with old photocopies of each page, tipped in at the back]; the text is generally crisp. (6) CCCXXVI (12) leaves **See Herbert 73, note: the second edition, in which the leaves in each volume are numbered consecutively throughout in both volumes I & II.
NOTES: Volume 2: ... London: Edward Whitchurch, 1552.
ITEM ID: 376