This copy of the Rheims New Testament is a first edition published in Rheims, France in 1582. This translation was the first foray of the Roman Catholic Church into the battle for a dominant English language version of the Bible in the 16th century, all of which culminated in 1611 with the completion of the paramount English language Bible, the King James Version. It is interesting to note that the text in this translation is printed in paragraphs, like many translations today, with verse numbers in the margins