Roger Burrows

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Name: Roger Burrows
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 2 reports

'Breeches' Bible found in Ballarat

A rare, 1585 'Breeches Bible' has been literally stumbled upon at the Ballarat Mechanics' Institute, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.The book was found by volunteer Marion Blythman while tidying up at the historic Sturt Street building a few weeks ago. ... [Published CathNews - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Rare 1585 bible found during tidy-up at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

A RARE 1585 ‘Breeches Bible’ has been literally stumbled upon at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (BMI). A RARE 1585 ‘Breeches Bible’ has been literally stumbled upon at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (BMI). The book was found by excited volunteer ... [Published Ballarat Courier - Jun 17 2014]

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...Burrows, who has a special interest in antiquarian books, said it was the first mechanically printed and mass-produced bible written in English.  "it's relatively rare on antiquarian book sites" Mr Burrows said, adding it would be valued between $3000 and $8000

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