TESTAMENT

[ John Winter Jones, Principal Librarian of the British Museum. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Winter Jones.') to 'Mr. Jefferies', regarding his 'New Testament of 1538'.

Author: 
John Winter Jones (1805-1881), Principal Librarian of the British Museum, 1866–1873, and first President of the Library Association
Publication details: 
British Museum [ London ]. 11 March 1864.
£56.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In fair condition, lightly aged, but with central spike hole through both leaves, from which a horizontal closed tear has been made through the fore-edges (not affecting signature or its immediate surrounds). The note is hurried, and reads: 'I find that we have the New Testament of 1538. I will therefore return your copies at once if you will be so good as to say by what mode they shall be forwarded to you.'

[ Christopher Wordsworth, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Chr. Wordsworth') to Rev. Henry Alford, regarding the vacant Hulsean Lectureship. [Theological]

Author: 
Christopher Wordsworth (1774-1846), Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, brother of the poet William Wordsworth [ Henry Alford (1810-1871), cleric and author, editor of Greek New Testament ]
Publication details: 
Trinity Lodge, Cambridge. 17 November 1840.
£35.00

1p.,12mo. In good condition, lgithly aged. With mourning border. He is writing him 'this line' to let Alford know that 'the Hulse Trustees have had a meeting this morning, and we have ordered a Notice to be issued, that the Lecture Ship is vacant, by the resignation of Mr. Theyre Smith, and that we shall proceed to the Election of a new Lecturer, at Christmas.' He concludes with instructions for intending candidates.

[ Translator of the New Testament ] Autograph Letter Signed "W Williams" to the publisher of his translation of the New Testament, John Stockdale, attacking printing errors and problems with communications.

Author: 
William Williams, translator of the New Testament [ A modern, correct, and close translation of the New Testament; with occasional observations, and arranged in order of time,[...]]
Publication details: 
Ivy tower, Tenby, 12 Nov. 1811
£120.00

One page, 8vo, good condition. "Repeated disappointment has for 3 weeks past attended the several journies [sic] from this country house to our Post Town some 4 miles off.- I hoped [?] I was promised truly, sheets shd be sent out of London on Wednesdays & Saturdays, nothing since ye fifth sheet has reached me! - altho' even yt teaches me that it is needful for me to receive specimen sheets; for a Table of errors to be formed for ye end of ye work; seeing that on ye last sheet arrived hither, Mat.19.4. Creater ([e" underlined] instead of Creator ["or" double underlining].

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