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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Holy Bible.

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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his Majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in Churches.

One volume bound in two. 12mo. [131 x 73 x 55 mm]. Contemporary straight-grained red goatskin, bound in a wallet style with a wide flap at the fore-edge of the front cover and a goatskin catch on the lower cover, the covers tooled with a blind double fillet border and the initials "I.G." in gilt at the centre of the front cover, the same initials stamped and then erased under the flap on the lower cover. The spines numbered within a circle in gilt, the flaps with a green goatskin doublure, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Slightly rubbed and marked).
Edinburgh: by Sir D. Hunter Blair and J. Bruce, 1810.

Not in Darlow & Moule / Herbert or BLPC.

Quires 2A-D consist of two parts: the Psalms (quires A-C) and Translations and Paraphrases, in Verse, of Several Passages of Sacred Scripture (quire D). Each part has its own title-page, and these four quires are present twice, having been bound in at the end of each volume. It is a fine copy.

With the signature and gilt initials of Lady Isabelle Gore, who presented the volumes to John Vane, and with a booklabel lettered "Earl Vane, From the Library of The Rev. John Vane".

Stock no. ebc1508

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Price: £450

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