17th March 2021
BIBLE, In English. The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New, Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared and Revised. Cambridge: William Fenner, 1732. General title, separate NT title dated 1735. (Text-block cracked in several places but holding, browning, handwritten quote from Job chap. 21, v. 23-26 verso the title.) [Bound with:] 'The Whole Book of Psalms'. London: Tho. Wood, 1737. (Tear to last leaf, lacking rear blank, browning). [Bound with:] ['The Book of Common Prayer'. Cambridge: W. Fenner?] (Lacking title, tear with slight loss and text affected A11.) 12mo (157 x 89mm.) Contemporary calf, blind-tooled (minor rubbing). Provenance: J. Billingham (name inscribed on initial blank); Mary Cooke (name inscribed on initial blank by J. Billingham); William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister (bookplate 'Benigno Numine' to front pastedown, with signature).
Hammer price: £900
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