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July 23, 2019 11:00 AMCalender

Bible, English, Old and New Testaments. The Holy Bible.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3269BLocation: BostonDate / Time: July 23, 2019 11:00AM


Bible, English, Old and New Testaments. The Holy Bible. Cambridge: John Field, Printer to the Universitie, 1663. Quarto, engraved general title, illustrated with an additional forty-one full-page engravings, one in the Book of Psalms, the other forty in the New Testament, bound in an elaborate and expertly executed 18th century English binding of light brown morocco intricately tooled on both boards, the spine densely tooled in gilt extra, with inner leather hinges, inner boards with inlaid morocco borders in light brown and red leather and inset with panels of purple watered silk pastedowns tooled in gilt, with matching silk endleaves, with double endbands, two broad blue silk bookmarks, and two silver clasps (not marked, tests similar to sterling),a.e.g., all in very good condition, front board slightly sun faded, 9 x 6 1/4 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

A2, B-Z8, Aa-Zz8, Aaa-Qqq8, Ppp4, A-O8, P4, A-S8,T4.

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