A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE: FRY, Francis, F.S.A. A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE: FRY, Francis, F.S.A. A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE: FRY, Francis, F.S.A. A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE: FRY, Francis, F.S.A.

A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE

FRY, Francis, F.S.A.

Publication Date: 1865
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FRY, Francis, F.S.A. A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE, 1539, and the Six Editions of Cranmer's Bible, 1540 and 1541, Printed by Grafto and Whitechurch: also of the Editions, in Large Folio, of the Authorized Version of the Holy Scriptures, Printed in the Years 1611, 1613, 1617, 1634, 1640. Illustrated with Titles, and with Passages from the Editions, the Genealogies, and the Maps, Copied in Facsimile, also with Identification of every Leaf of the First Seven, and of many Leaves of the other Editions; on Fifty-One Plates. TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL LEAF OF EACH OF THE EDITIONS DESCRIBED. London, Willis and Sotheran, 1865. Folio. 41.7 x 27 cm. [viii], 42pp. + 52[f., with two charts, one of them folding, and 14 original leaves from early Bibles. Francis Fry, a Quaker and an Abolitionist, based his fortune on railroads and the Fry chocolate factory. He collected more than 1300 early Bibles, focussing on Tyndale, Coverdale and Cranmer. This is an extraordinary leaf book, in almost perfect condition. Small library stamp to verso of title-page; small tear to edge of p. 29, not affecting text; toning and half-inch tear to edge of folding chart. Rebound to period in half morocco and marbled boards. Bookseller Inventory # 86978

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Title: A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE

Publication Date: 1865

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