17th March 2021
BIBLE, In English. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old Testament and the New, Newly translated out of the originall Tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. London: the company of Stationers, 1649. 4to (221 x 153mm.) General and NT title red ruled and within woodcut borders, decorative woodcut initials and ornaments, without Apocrypha as issued, with separate title for 'The Whole Book of Psalmes'. (Lacking all before general title at A1, front and rear blanks replaced, browning throughout, occasional marginal damp-staining, some trimming to upper margins, no loss to headline words.) 20th century black morocco with engraved late 17th century silver bosses and clasps and silver name-plates to covers, a simple floral fore-edge painting (some fading to the painting). Note: the fore-edge also has in manuscript hand a reference to John Cha. 5, verse 39, 'Search the scripture'. The verse itself reads 'Search the scripture, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me'. Provenance: Jane Papillon (name engraved to name-plate on upper cover with date '1695'.); Jane Ranstorm (name engraved to name-plate on lower cover, possibly a gift from her to Jane Papillon). [Herbert 620].
Hammer price: £1,250
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