17th March 2021
Bible, In English. The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New, Translated out of the Original Tongues With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. 12mo (114 x 59mm.) (Toning.) Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, blind-tooled, rolling volute gilt tooling within fillet borders, g.e. (some loss to base of spine), contained within a black velvet-lined wooden box with a lock of hair contained under glass within the lid, a key, and a brass name-plate to the lid. Provenance: Hale Young Wortham, Royal Engineers (name inscribed verso the front-free endpaper and engraved on the name-plate of the box). Most likely given to H.Y. Wortham by his wife when going on military service.
Hammer price: £260
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