ORIGINAL TITLE Title: El Testamento Nvevo De Nvestro Señor Iesu Christo. En casa de Ricardo del Campo. M.D. XCVI
PRONUNCIATION: The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In the house of Ricardo del Campo.
TYPE: Book
DIMENSIONS: 5.5 in. x 3.5 in.
COMPONENTS: Bound in early 19th century blue straight-grained morocco with double gilt border to each cover. Gilt bands to the spine, with gilt title "Testamento Nvevo" in the second compartment. Gilt lines to cover edges, gilt flower chain to inner turn-ins, all edges gilt, blue marbled endpapers. Printed in single column Roman type with references in the outer margin, decorative initials at the start of each of the books. Collation *8, A-Aaa3 in eights pages 1-742 numbered on recto and verso. Title page printed with Richard Field's woodcut Aldine device, an anchor with the Latin motto Anchora Spei, "Anchor of Hope."
CONDITION: Condition very good, cover and spine edges rubbed, spine faded, front free endpaper detached but present, title-page dust-soiled, trimmed to edge of letterpress and laid down, 2 blanks not present, a few short edge-tears to first few leaves (one with neat paper repair on verso), else the contents are very clean and crisp throughout.
NOTES: A Very Rare and Early - these early Protestant works are very hard to find.
ITEM ID: 452
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Spanish New Testament

DATE
Year: 1596
Decade: 1590s
Century: 16th (1501-1600)

Spanish Protestant New Testament Printed in London, 1596 by Richard Field (Ricardo del Campo) to be sold in Catholic Spain. Protestant works were outlawed in Spain and to be caught printing or distributing such would probably lead to a slow and very painful death. As such, these early Protestant works are very hard to find. Richard Field (or Feild) (1561 – 1624) was a Protestant printer and publisher in Elizabethan London, known for his close association with the poems of William Shakespeare. Field grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon; his family lived on Bridge Street, close to the Shakespeares on Henley Street. His father was a tanner. It is often thought likely that Shakespeare and Field knew each other in Stratford, since they were similar in age and their fathers were in similar businesses (tanner and glover). In 1579, Richard Field began an apprenticeship with the London printers John Bishop and Thomas Vautrollier. Vautrollier died in 1587. In 1588, Field collaborated with Jacqueline Vautrollier, Thomas Vautrollier’s widow and a printer in her own right, on “The copie of a letter sent out of England to Don Bernardin Mendoza declaring the state of England” — this piece of Protestant propaganda was the first work to bear Field’s name. Field went on to marry Jacqueline in 1589. He succeeded to his former master’s business, “one of the best in London.” Field’s shop was in the Blackfriars area of London, near Ludgate. He regularly printed works for the most highly-regarded publishers in London, including William Ponsonby and Edward Blount. Field’s Protestantism led him to publish a number of Spanish-language Protestant works for sale in Catholic Spain, under the name “Ricardo del Campo.” Examples include a translation of Calvin’s reformed catechism, “Catecismo que significa forma de instrucion, que contiene los principios de la religion de dios, util y necessario para todo fiel Christiano : compuesto en manera de dialogo, donde pregunta el maestro, y responde el discipulo” (1596). His Spanish works included a number which claimed to be written by Cipriano de Valera, including “Dos tratados. El primero es del Papa y de su autoridad colegido de su vida y dotrina, y de lo que los dotores y concilios antiguos y la misma sagrada Escritura enseñan. El segundo es de la Missa recopilado de los dotores y concilios y de la sagrada Escritura” in (1599) and a Spanish New Testament (1596). This is that 1596 Spanish New Testament. Darlow and Moule 8473

ARTISTS
Name: Richard Field (Ricardo del Campo)
Type: Author
Born In: Stratford-uopn-Avon, UK
Workded In: London, UK
Artists Dates: 1561-1624
Artist Information: Richard Field (or Feild) was a Protestant printer and publisher in Elizabethan London, known for his close association with the poems of William Shakespeare. Field grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon; his family lived on Bridge Street, close to the Shakespeares on Henley Street. His father was a tanner. It is often thought likely that Shakespeare and Field knew each other in Stratford, since they were similar in age and their fathers were in similar businesses (tanner and glover). In 1579, Richard Field began an apprenticeship with the London printers John Bishop and Thomas Vautrollier. Vautrollier died in 1587. In 1588, Field collaborated with Jacqueline Vautrollier, Thomas Vautrollier's widow and a printer in her own right, on "The copie of a letter sent out of England to Don Bernardin Mendoza declaring the state of England" -- this piece of Protestant propaganda was the first work to bear Field's name. Field went on to marry Jacqueline in 1589. He succeeded to his former master's business, "one of the best in London." Field's shop was in the Blackfriars area of London, near Ludgate. He regularly printed works for the most highly-regarded publishers in London, including William Ponsonby and Edward Blount. Field's Protestantism led him to publish a number of Spanish-language Protestant works for sale in Catholic Spain, under the name "Ricardo del Campo." Examples include a translation of Calvin's reformed catechism, "Catecismo que significa forma de instrucion, que contiene los principios de la religion de dios, util y necessario para todo fiel Christiano : compuesto en manera de dialogo, donde pregunta el maestro, y responde el discipulo" (1596). His Spanish works included a number which claimed to be written by Cipriano de Valera, including "Dos tratados. El primero es del Papa y de su autoridad colegido de su vida y dotrina, y de lo que los dotores y concilios antiguos y la misma sagrada Escritura enseñan. El segundo es de la Missa recopilado de los dotores y concilios y de la sagrada Escritura" in (1599) and a Spanish New Testament (1596). This is that 1596 Spanish New Testament. Darlow and Moule 8473