An Irish Translation of the Holy Bible from the Latin Vulgate (1861)
Book ID: 65645
An Irish Translation of the Holy Bible. from the Latin Vulgate with a Corresponding English version, Chiefly from the Douay. Accompanied with Notes, from the most Distinguished Commentators. Volume The First: Genesis to Josue. Published in Tuam, 1861. First Edition. PP viii, 387. Folio. Publisher’s green cloth boards, covers decorated in blind, title lettered in gilt to spine. Light scuffing & shelf-wear to covers, contents in nice bright condition.
Frontispiece plate of Rev. John MacHale with a preface in English. Text printed in both Irish (old script) and English in parallel columns.
In 1858 John MacHale Archbishop of Tuam began a translation of the Vulgate Bible into Irish. Although the title page called for the translation as far as Josue, it did not go beyond the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). It was published in 1861 with an English version from the Douay and some notes.