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The Holy Bible,


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. Stereotype Edition.

8vo. [247 x 169 x 55 mm]. 976pp. Bound in contemporary red goatskin, the covers with a border of two gilt thick and thin fillets flanking a gilt "Greek-key" roll, with a gilt medallion and roundels in the corner squares, and an inner blind undulating roll and blind fleurons in the corners. Smooth spine divided into seven alternating large and small panels by a blind pallet and gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the small second, fourth and sixth panels, the others with a large gilt centre of fronds and palmettes on a studded background, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt fillet, the turn-ins with the undulating roll in gilt, buff endleaves, gilt edges. (A few minor marks on covers).
Oxford: printed at the Clarendon Press, by Bensley, Cooke, and Collingwood, Printers to the University, and sold by E. Gardner, at the Oxford Bible Warehouse, Paternoster Row, London, 1811.

Darlow & Moule / Herbert 1542, indicating that it was published in seven volumes, but it is here bound as one. The Apocrypha is mentioned in the list of books but was never included (the pagination between Old and New Testaments is continuous).

There is a little foxing to the endleaves and a hint of browning but it is a fine copy. The binding is distinctive, with an unusual lay-out of lettering on the spine.

Stock no. ebc4703

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Price: £600