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Leaf from the Thomas Greek New Testament, 1800

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 30

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Sold as Otto F. Ege's Original Leaves from Famous Bibles: Nine Centuries, 1121-1935 A.D. Cleveland: Otto Ege, circa 1950, this collection consists of 37 original Bible leaves in mattes with descriptive labels. Three items are manuscript pages, while an additional 34 are printed. The leaves range in age from circa 1200 to 1935. During the years 1938-1950, Ege published portfolios under this title with 37, 50 and 60 leaves.

For preservation reasons, the leaves have been separated from their mattes, and enclosed in mylar. However, each matte and descriptive label has been retained with its original leaf where possible.

The descriptions consist mostly of transcriptions of the labels written by Ege.

Dates

  • 1800

Biographical / Historical

Excudebat Isaias Thomas. Jun: Wigorniae, Massachusettensi

The earliest Greek Testaent printed in American. The Worchester Press also produced some of the early American editions of the English bible. Franklin called it the “Baskerville (Press) of America.” This Testament was reprinted by the same printer in Boston (1814).

(Darlow and Moule 4775)

Extent

From the Collection: 5.3 Linear Feet (3 oversize boxes, one portfolio box)

Language

Greek, Modern (1453-)

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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