1638 Folio KJV Bible- Cambridge - Bible of Wm. Bridges-Emmanuel College-Puritan For Sale
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1638 Folio KJV Bible- Cambridge - Bible of Wm. Bridges-Emmanuel College-Puritan:
King James bible plus the Book of Common Prayer. William Bridge signature, extensive references, this was the pulpit Bible at Emmanuel college from 1638-1645. Used by famous puritan ministers who preached there. Such as Thomas Watson, Stephen Charnock, Thomas Brooks, Samuel Clark and others- An Important piece of Puritan History !
This large folio Bible, preceded by the Book of Common Prayer, was published in 1638 in Cambridge by Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel. The publication information on the title reads, "Printed by Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel, Printers to the University of Cambridge. Annon Dom. 1638." According to David McKitterick of Trinity College, Cambridge, Buck and Daniel also printed the first edition of George Herbert's The Temple (1633), the works of Thomas Fuller, the first appearanceof Lycidas (1638), and the first major edition of Bede (1643). They were also printers to the English Stock of the Stationers' Company, the first major publishing conglomerate in England.
It is in overall good condition with repaired pages and title. A portion of I/II Timothy was missing, and has been rewritten on blank pages in historic manuscript.
On the title is the signature of Wilhelm Bridges, followed by the notation, "Coll. Emmanuel Soc."
Today, membership in the Emmanuel society is automatic for Members of Emmanuel College.
Emmanuel College was founded by Sir Walter Mildmay in 1584, Emmanuel College is located near the center of Cambridge, where this Bible was published. Mildmay developed Protestant leanings during his early adulthood and throughout his various political positions he always sought to protect Protestants and their interest. Building his Emmanuel College on a site formerly home to the Dominican Friars, he extended the intensity of their education to his Protestant students. Even today students an study theology in the school; however, its program has greatly extended into other areas of learning.