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LOT 3010
LOT 3010
BIBLE, in English. The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New, newly Translated out of the Original Tongues. Cambridge: John Field, 1661. Engraved general title in architectural border, double-column. [Bound with:] The Book of Common Prayer. London: John Bill and Christopher Barker, 1665. [Bound with:] The Whole Book of Psalms. London: T.R. for the company of Stationers, 1669. Engraved title with decorative border. 8vo (166 x 119mm.) (Lacking the NT title (2N3), upper margin shaved, final blank present; lacking blank to 'Common Prayer', rear blank to 'Psalms' present with hand-written family history, closed tear, marginal damp-stain to rear leaves). Contemporary red morocco, elaborate foliate and flower gilt borders surrounding a lozenge of gilt foliate to upper and lower covers (repairs to spine ends and corners). Note: collates A-Z, Aa-Zz8, Aaa4. A rare Bible with no trace in ESTC online or Herbert, possibly a variant of Herbert 669 or 670. Unpaginated, and with the engraved title unsigned. Provenance: Mary Brown (name in ink to the 'Common Prayer); Sir Martin Browne Ffolkes (bookplate to the front pastedown). The hand-written family history to rear leaf, presumably written by Mary Brown's husband (Sir William Browne) contains an account of being knighted by the king and how this was done 'in the bedchamber for the greater honour'.
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