Gospels of St Matthew and St Mark, translated into Chinese

Item date: 1810
Grant Value: 1,000
Item cost: 5,000
Item cost pre-decimal: NULL
Item date acquired: 2004
Item institution: Bodleian Library
Town/City: Oxford
County: Oxfordshire

This is the first printed Christian scripture in Chinese. The Gospels were translated into Chinese by Johannes Lasser and Joshua Marshman. The volume was printed on Chinese paper at Serampore in 1810.