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Robert Barker

Published by London (1613)

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About this Item: London, 1613. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. The Great She Bible, the authorized version or King James Bible, one of the greatest monuments of English literature. This edition is known as the She Bible for the reading She went into the citie in Ruth 3:15. In this copy he error Judas for Jesus in Matthew 26:36 is corrected with a pasted-on slip. Fry styles this the first edition, second issue, though it is more properly the second edition. The general title is usually dated 1613, though the NT title bears the date 1611. Probably the greater part of the book was printed in 1611, but the publication, for some reason or other, was delayed till 1613. . . . Smith suggests [the delay resulted from] an accident in the printing-office which destroyed a large number of sheets (Herbert). One of the masterpieces of the English language, the King James Bible is surely the greatest literary work ever created by committee. In the preface, Miles Smith, one of the dozens of translators, commented on the importance of the work: Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light; that breaketh the shell, that we may eat the kernel; that putteth aside the curtain, that we may look into the most Holy place; that removeth the cover of the well, that we may come by the water. For every Englishman who had read Sidney or Spenser, or had seen Shakespeare acted at the Globe, there were hundreds who had read or heard the Bible with close attention as the words of God. The effect of the continual domestic study of the book upon the national character, imagination and intelligence for nearly three centuries to come, was greater than that of any literary movement in our annals, or any religious movement since the coming of St. Augustine (G. M. Trevelyan). Complete copies of this Bible in early bindings are among the most sought-after books in the English language. Printing and the Mind of Man 114. Herbert 319. Folio. Some staining and edge wear. Preliminaries restored. Engraved map of the Holy Land, frayed at edges, supplied. Contemporary calf over oak boards, brass fittings, rebacked, leather worn, binding expertly restored. A very good copy. Seller Inventory # ABE-1578071138861

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Published by Robert Barker (1616)

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About this Item: Robert Barker, 1616. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. ILLUMINATED BIBLE IN ENGLISH; FIRST SMALL FOLIO EDITION OF THE AUTHORIZED VERSION. 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, BY HIS MAJESTIES SPECIALL COMMANDEMENT. LONDON: IMPRINTED BY ROBERT BARKER, PRINTER TO THE KINGS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY, 1616. An extraordinary illuminated copy of the first small folio edition of the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible. Only known example of this type and style of decoration and illumination in a seventeenth century English work. One of the Lost Treasures of Stowe House, fformerly belonging to the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos. Folio (14 x 9 in.; 365 x 228 mm).  General and New Testament titles within historiated woodcut border incorporating the Royal Arms, full-sheet map of the Holy Land, full-page woodcut of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, all richly colored by a contemporary hand and highlighted with gold, title-page and calendar only from the Book of Common Prayer, Genealogies with 34 pages of woodcut family trees, these leaves, and indeed every page of the volume handcolored and/or illuminated with dense geometric border designs with many initials, chapter headings and headlines highlighted in gold. Contemporary black morocco, panelled in gold and with strips of silver applied to the covers and board edges, spine gilt in eight compartments, plain endpapers, gilt edges. Provenance: One of the "Lost Treasures of Stowe House," it was a celebrated cornerstone of the library and was prominently featured in a large portrait of Dr. John Morecroft and described in a number of period publications. Previously held at Dalhousie Castle by the Earls of Dalhousie, it was subsequently acquired by the Duke of Chandos and was held at Minchenden House. It passed to the Marquess of Buckingham (later the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos) after his marriage to the daughter of the duke. It is on record in the Library at Stowe House in 1797, where it remained until 1849. The following is a partial list of catalogues and printed works that reference the Bible: 1. A Description of the House and Gardens of the Most Noble Marquis of Buckingham; J. Seeley. Morecroft Portrait Description; Pg. 53: Dr. Morecroft, one of the early reformers, leaning on a magnificent Bible, now in Lord Buckingham's possession. 2. A Description of the House and Gardens of the Most Noble Richard Grenville Nugent Chandos Temple, Duke of Buckingham and Chandos.; Printed and Sold by R. Chandler, 1832. Portrait Description; Pg. 41: Dr. John Moorcroft, one of the early Reformers. He is represented holding in his hand an ornamented Bible, partly bound in silver, now in the Stowe Library. 3. The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham; George Lipscomb VIII, 1847. Portrait Description; Pg. 97: Dr. Morecroft, leaning on a Bible, splendidly bound; which Bible is shewn in the library. 4. Cataloge of the Library Removed from Stowe House, Buckinghamshire: Which will be Sold at Auction by Messrs. S. Leigh Sotheby and Co. [Lot 526]; 1849. The Bible thus described in the Catalogue of the Library when sold in 1849: Lot 526. BIBLE (The Holy) and Common Prayer Book, richly ornamented with letters of gold, the titled and woodcuts finely colored, and the margins entirely filled with a great variety of FINE COPY, old blue Morocco, gilt leaves, with silver corners and ornaments. Rob. Barker, 1616; M.S. Note: "The book was Dr. James Morecroft's" Unique among early printed Bibles in English, this lavishly illuminated folio is a splendidly rare English work of Jacobean art with historic connection to three noble families & is the only such known example of its kind. Seller Inventory # ABE-1600809285653

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Published by Robert Barker (1631)

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About this Item: Robert Barker, 1631. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. THE WICKED BIBLE: ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS RARE BOOKS IN THE WORLD AND THE MOST WELL KNOWN MISPRINT IN LITERARY HISTORY. The Holy Bible: . London: Robert Barker, .And by the Assignes of Iohn Ball, 1631. Octavo. 19th century Morocco binding, quite sound. Text has occasional minor wear, but is in quite good condition throughout (crisp and clean); the whole of the volume is ruled in red, including the BCP, the Genealogies and the Psalter. A fine, perfect copy of a text with only ***Herbert 444, the most notorious printing error in the history of the English Bible, with Exodus 20: 14 reading: Thou shalt commit adultery. For this error the printers were fined heavily and the whole impression was called in. Few copies escaped this recall and consequently copies rarely appear for sale: the note in Herbert says As the edition of 1,000 copies was ordered to be suppressed, specimens are very rare. ***BOUND IN at the front is a Book of Common Prayer (beginning at B2, An Order for Morning Prayer daily) AND The Genealogies. Cum Privilegio. Anno Dom. 1631. and BOUND IN at the rear is The While Book of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter. London: for the Companie of Stationers, 1631. ***The three optional extras (the BCP, Genealogies and Psalter) have more wear than does the Bible itself and have served to protect it. There is an 1847 inscription on the front free endpaper, indicating that the Bible was "The Gift of John Williams . to his Nephew": the book was likely bound at that time. Seller Inventory # ABE-1601327037239

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THE HOLY BIBLE.[FIRST EDITION OF THE KING: Bible in English

Bible in English

Published by Robert Barker, London (1613)

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About this Item: Robert Barker, London, 1613. Leather bound. 1st Edition. THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THE MOST IMPORTANT VERSION OF THE BIBLE IN ENGLISH - ONE OF THE MONUMENTAL WORKS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. This is the true 1st edition published from 1611 to 1613. This is the second state with the misprint in Ruth 3:15 corrected from "he" to "she". Folio edition, measuring 15.25 x 10.5 inches. The New Testament is dated 1611 and the general titlepage is dated 1613. Scholars believe most of the book was printed in 1611 but not bound and released until 1613. There are two versions: the "Great He" Bible and the "Great She" Bible depending on whether the misprint in Ruth is present. Collates per Herbert, Historical Catalogue of Printed Editions of the English Bible 1525-1961, number 319. Darlow & Moule #246. Printing and the Mind of Man #114. General title page heavily chipped, repaired with loss to the bottom right quarter of the page. Although this copy offered here has the Genealogies, it does not contain the map. The map is seldom present and some scholars question whether it should truly be considered part of the book or seen as a later add-on. Minor wear and spotting thoughout with some heavy staining at the beginning. Some leaves particularly stained include LI3-6, Mmm2 and R4 & 5 in the NT. Some marginal repair from Hebrews to the end of the NT with the final leaf of Revelation present in facsimile. Recently restored with a full leather binding and custom protective clamshell box. The King James Bible is the first official English translation of the scriptures. When King James took the English throne, multiple English translations were used by the Church of England. Recognizing the disunity which this caused, he appointed a group of the day's top scholars to produce an Authorized Version of the Bible. The King James Version (KJV), as it came to be known, is not only one of the most widely used versions of the Bible but also contains some of the most famous and beautiful prose in the English language. It is the basis for many commonly used phrases (such as "In the beginning", "do onto others" etc") and widely known verses such as the 23rd Psalm (The Lord is my Shepherd.). Seller Inventory # 1235266

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1486 Anton Koberger INCUNABULA Holy Bible Nuremberg

Published by [Nürnberg : Koberger, Anton; 1486-1487, 1497]. Folio. (1486)

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About this Item: [Nürnberg : Koberger, Anton; 1486-1487, 1497]. Folio., 1486. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1486 Anton Koberger INCUNABULA Holy Bible Nuremberg Illustrated Lyra Commentary FAMOUS BIBLE / Entirely COMPLETE / EXQUISITE An exceedingly rare, COMPLETE collection of 4 volumes of the famous 15th-century Koberger Bible. This Greek and Latin Bible includes commentary of Nicolas de Lyra, a 13th-century doctor of theology at Paris, and, according to Darlow and Moule, [Lyra] may be said to mark the first beginnings of a school of natural exegesis. Lyra was the first printed biblical commentator and commentary was used by Martin Luther and influenced some of his writings. In fact, Luther is quoted as saying Without Lyra we would understand neither the Old or the New Testament. Lyra s influence was most important to the future of Bible commentary, as he took literal meanings of the text rather than inferring mystical or allegorical teachings. Anton Koberger, most-known for his monumental work Nuremberg Chronicle, printed this illustrated Bible set. He established the first printing press in Nuremberg in 1470 and went on to publish some of the most important printed works from the 15th-century. This collection includes uniformly bound tomes including one tome from the 1497 issue. One of the Frankfurt copies, part I only, made up with parts II-IV of the 1485 Koberger edition, was bought in 1486; the work must have been put in hand soon after the earlier edition (Ohly-Sack 561). Item number: #926 Price: $75,000 LYRA, Nicolaus de Biblia latina : cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guillelmi Britonis in omnes prologos S. Hieronymi et additionibus Pauli Burgensis replicisque Matthiae Doering [Nürnberg : Koberger, Anton; 1486-1487, 1497]. Folio. Details: Collation COMPLETE with all pages; 4 volumes: o 468 p: a^10b^12c-h^10ik^8l-o^10p^6q^8r-z&aa-dd^10ee¹²ffgg^10hh ii-oo^10ppqq^6rr-vv¹^10xx¹²yyzz&&^10??^6 o 338p: Da-Dz Ea-Es8 Et10 o 348p: AA-GG10 HH12 II-MM10 NN12 OO8 PP-TT10 UU XX6 YY ZZ AAA-FFF10 GGG HHH8 III-MMM10 NNN8 o 384p: 2a-l10 m8 n-q10 r8 s6 t-y10 z12 aa10 bb8 cc-ff10 gg12 hh-oo10 pp8 qq rr6, Binding: Beautiful decorative vellum; tight & secure, v1 & v2 have functioning clasps Provenance: Handwritten Ex Brombac: Biblioth: Language: Latin References: Darlow & Moule 6085; Hain 3167; Copinger 77; Goff B614; ISTC ib00614000; GW 4289; Proctor 2060 Size: ~12.75in X 9.25in (32.5cm x 23.5cm) Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide (and likely not to be seen again on the market for decades) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 926 Photos available upon request. Seller Inventory # ABE-1499720316670

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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and: Bible in English

Bible in English ].

Published by Cambridge: Printed by Joseph Bentham, Printer to the University, Sold by Benjamin Dod. 1762, (1762)

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About this Item: Cambridge: Printed by Joseph Bentham, Printer to the University, Sold by Benjamin Dod. 1762, 1762. This edition is the most important textual revision for over a century in either direction. Following the 1755 publication of Samuel Johnson's DictionaryÑthe first English dictionaryÑthis edition of the King James Version was the first with standardized spelling. "In this Bible a serious attempt was made to correct the text of King James' version by Amending the spelling and punctuation, unifying and extending the use of italics, and removing printers' errors. Marginal annotations, which had been growing in some Bibles since 1660, although excluded from others, were finally received into the place they have occupied ever since, sundry new ones being added" (Herbert, p. 274). "It is of great importance, as being in the main the foundation of our modern BibleÉMuch care was taken over it" (Dore, J.R., Old Bibles or an Account of the Various Versions of the English Bible, 1876). Two volumes, folio. 15 1/2 x 10"; 39.4 x 25.4 cm. [2], A-z8, Aa-Oo8; [2], Pp-Zz8, Aaa-Ddd8, Eee2, [Apocrypha:] *A-*M8, [New Testament:] Fff-Yyy8, Zzz4. Engraved title-page, text in double columns. Full contemporary black Cambridge-style morocco with elaborate dentelle borders on covers in gilt, each cover with a central diamond-shaped onlay with elaborate floral and leaf decoration in gilt. Gilt spine with raised bands, in seven compartments, two with burgundy morocco lettering-pieces, printed in gold. The remaining five compartments have all-over elaborate floral and leaf decoration. Gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The preliminary blanks of Volume I have the family records of the Roberts family, beginning with William Hayward Roberts, who married Jane Pitt in 1761 in the Cathedral at Gloucester on July 16, 1761. Roberts (bap. 1734-d. 1791) was a poet and Church of England clergyman. The names of each of their children, who were born between 1762 and 1774, are listed, together with further family records down to 1916. The title-page bears the neat earlysignature of Tom Roberts of Worplesdon, Surrey, whose exact connection and dates are unknown. Intermittent minor foxing and soiling, some neat restoration to hinges, sympathetic new spine labels. a lovely, well-margined copy in its original state, in two half calf clamshell boxes. First edition, first printing of the "standard" edition of the King James Bible, prepared by F.S. Paris of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and H. Therold, fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. This set was issued in quarto volumes later in the same year; the folio edition is a legendary rarity, most copies having been lost in a fire. ESTC records only thirteen copies of the folio edition, eight in the United Kingdom (including three at Cambridge) and five in North America, including two at Harvard, and one each at the American Bible Society, New York Public Library, and the Huntington Library. William Hayward Roberts was the author of Judah Restored: a Poem, in Six Books (1776), which was commended by Southey as one of the inspirations behind Thalaba. Roberts was educated at King's College, Cambridge. For a time he was rector of Eton College, and later rector of Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire. For many years he was one of the king's chaplains. His children from his first marriage were William, John, Richard, George, Henry, Rosamond, and Eleanor, all noted in the preliminaries here. After the death of his first wife Jane, he made a financially advantageous marriage to Charlotte Chamberlayne, the sister of Charles Chamberlayne, fellow of Eton. Seller Inventory # 16861

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The Holy Bible, Translated from the Latin

About this Item: Carey, Stewart, and Co, Philadelphia, 1790. First edition of the first Catholic Bible printed in America, "the rarest of them all" and the first quarto edition Bible printed in America. Quarto, bound in full calf. Two volumes bound in one, title page to volume one, not title page of volume two as issued, two leaves of subscribers' names. In very good condition with some of the usual toning to the text. An exceptionally rare work, most desirable. The first Catholic version of the Bible in the United States. In spite of the small Catholic population in the United States, printer Mathew Carey undertook the endeavor by soliciting subscribers. He needed 400 and succeeded in getting 491. A manuscript leaf on the rear pastedown provides greater detail on the venture: "It appears from an advertisement published in Carey and Stewart's Magazine 1789 that the subscription price of the Doway Bible was six Spanish milled Dollars, three paid on subscribing and three when the book was delivered. They also advertised that whereas some gentlemen thought the price rather high as compared with the Protestant version then offered by Collins at Four Dollars. It was necessary to note that Collins conditioned for an edition of 3000 copies, whereas Carey and Stewart were to put this Doway Bible to press whenever the subscription came up to 400 copies. - G.J. Philadelphia Oct 27, 1870" An Irishman with little formal education , but a fine facility with languages, Carey had long been a champion for liberty. At 19 he issued a pamphlet in support of Dublin's apprentices which forced him into exile in Paris, where he met and became friends with Benjamin Franklin and the Marquis de Lafayette. After a return to Dublin, time in prison and an escape from Ireland disguised as a woman, he found himself in Philadelphia, nearly penniless. A loan of $400 from Lafayette provided his salvation. It was a debt that as an eventually successful printer and publisher, Carey was able to repay when the Marquis was himself in dire financial straits. Carey's means were still very modest when he issued this work and it is most commonly found, if at all, in a much more humble binding of plain sheep, as he was unable to secure credit from binders. Darlow & Moule 949(a); Evans 22349; Herbert 1343; Rumball-Petre, America's First Bibles pp. 97-110 ("Carey's first Catholic Bible printed in America in 1790, the rarest of them all"); Sabin 5166. Seller Inventory # 81020

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Benjamin Blayney (Editor, Trans.); Francis Sawyer Parris (Trans.)

Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford (1769)

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About this Item: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1769. Leather Bound. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st Printing. The Holy Bible of King James 1769, revised by Dr. Benjamin Blayney, is now the only King James Bible standard text. The Bible is a very valuable one, having been only about 20 preserved of the whole Edition, the rest having been burnt by fire in Paternoster Row, London. Professionally rebound in full dark brown calfskin with gold titling, tooling and dentelles, with gauffered page ends, and marbled flyleaves. Romans III has piece taken out of page, see photos. 'The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments : Translated Out of the Original Tongues : And With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches.' Includes the 'Apocrypha', 'The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Translated out of the Original Greek : And With the Former Translations Dligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches.' Includes 'The Translators to the Reader' 1769, 'An Index to the Holy Bible', 'Tables of Time, Offices, Measures, Weights, Coins, Kindred and Affinity Forbidden to Marry', waterstained. 'A Brief Concordance or Table to the Bible of the Last Translation : Serving for the More Easy Finding out of the Most Useful Places Therein Contained. Carefully Perused and Enlarged by John Downame, B.A. Allowed by His Majesty's Special Privilege to be Printed and Bound With the Bible in All Volumes. 1767, waterstained.' By the mid-18th century the wide variation in the various modernized printed texts of the Authorized Version, combined with the notorious accumulation of misprints, had reached the proportion of a scandal, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge both sought to produce an updated standard text. First of the two was the Cambridge edition of 1760, the culmination of 20 years' work by Francis Sawyer Parris, who died in May of that year. This 1760 edition was reprinted without change in 1762 and in John Baskerville's fine folio edition of 1763. This was effectively superseded by the 1769 Oxford edition, edited by Benjamin Blayney, which became the Oxford standard text, and is reproduced almost unchanged in most current printings. Parris and Blayney sought consistently to remove those elements of the 1611 and subsequent editions that they believed were due to the vagaries of printers, while incorporating most of the revised readings of the Cambridge editions of 1629 and 1638, and each also introducing a few improved readings of their own. They undertook the mammoth task of standardizing the wide variation in punctuation and spelling of the original, making many thousands of minor changes to the text. In addition, Blayney and Parris thoroughly revised and greatly extended the italicization of 'supplied' words not found in the original languages by cross-checking against the presumed source texts. Blayney seems to have worked from the 1550 Stephanus edition of the Textus Receptus, rather than the later editions of Theodore Beza that the translators of the 1611 New Testament had favoured; accordingly the current Oxford standard text alters around a dozen italicizations where Beza and Stephanus differ. Like the 1611 edition, the 1769 Oxford edition included the Apocrypha, although Blayney tended to remove cross-references to the Books of the Apocrypha from the margins of their Old and New Testaments wherever these had been provided by the original translators. Altogether, the standardization of spelling and punctuation caused Blayney's 1769 text to differ from the 1611 text in around 24,000 places. The Bible also includes the prefatory section 'The Translators to the Reader'. Seller Inventory # 124442

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About this Item: John Baskett 1716-1717, Oxford, 1716. Fine Binding. Condition: Very Good. None (illustrator). First edition. A beautiful set of the famed 'Vinegar Bible' published by John Baskett of Oxford. Dibdin notes this Bible as 'the most magnificent' of the Oxford Bibles. A handsome edition, with this set bound in a binding with George III's monogram to the boards. The first edition of the 'Vinegar Bible' which is known as such due to the erroneous 'The parable of the vinegar' instead of 'vineyard' above Luke XX (the verso of G6) to the New Testament. This variant has the 1717 imprint to the Old Testament and the 1716 imprint to the New Testament. Printed by John Baskett, who was the King's printer. Baskett held a reputation for purchasing competing Bible printing business and absorbing them into his own. He wished to produce a high quality Bible, in a folio edition, that would become a presentation piece used in churches and aristocrats. This Bible was therefore produced. A scarce edition of The Bible, which holds important stature in the history of print and in the bibliography of The Bible. Particularly scarce in this contemporary Royal binding, which is possibly a presentation binding produced for this work. This edition has the red-ruling throughout both volumes. The 'Vinegar Bible' is noted for its beautiful head and tail pieces throughout. Harry Carter, in 'The History of the Oxford University Press' notes that 'only Baskerville's Bible is its equal among English Bibles for beauty of type, impression and paper' (Carter, p.171). This copy has been skillfully rebacked, to both volumes, with the original spines laid down and boards preserved. With a Sotheran stamp to the verso of front endpaper. With the vignette title page depicting the Clarendon Building to the Old Testament. To the New Testament there is a vignette title page depicting the Annunciation. Sumptuously illustrated throughout, with head and tail pieces, in addition to engraved ornamental letters. With the signatures: *1, a-b2, c1, [*]2, A-4P6, 4Q3; [1], A-X6, Y4 Collated, without additional engraved title page. Blank 4Q4 to the Old Testament and Apocrypha is not present. Gathering [*] is bound after c1, rather than preceding a-b2 as it is found in the ESTC signatures. Another nickname for this edition was 'A Baskett-ful of Errors' due to the numerous misprints (Herbert 942; Darlow & Moule 735). A very smart copy of this work, in an important contemporary binding. In uniform contemporary black morocco bindings with the monogram of George III to the front boards. 'GR' Monogram to the spines. Rebacked, with the original spines laid down and boards preserved. Externally, generally smart. Light marks to boards and minor fading to the gilt. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Small loss to the dedication leaf from chipping with repairs to the dedication leaf at the gutter. Minor chips to first few leaves to the Old Testament at the extremities. Tiny worm holes to *1 of Old Testament. Occasional tape repairs to the margins of leaves to both volumes, noticeably to the bottom margin of E1, to the outer margin of E5 and to 2L3 which affects the occasional word to the left hand column. R6 has slight creasing and some minor closed tears to the gutter, not affecting text. Small loss to the bottom margin of 2B2. Small loss to the extremities of 4C2. 'New Testament' also has repairs to the bottom margin several leaves, including the title page, C5 & 6, N2 and T2. To H3 there is a repair to a closed tear at the bottom of the page, not affecting the text. Tape repairs to the text of K4 to the New Testament obscuring the occasional word. Pages are unusually bright. The majority of leaves to this work are clean, however 4F2 and 4F5 to the Old Testament are spotted. Very Good. book. Seller Inventory # 659L6

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The Holy Bible. Containing the Old Testament: Bible in English

Bible in English ].

Published by Cambridge: Printed by Tho: and John Buck, printers to the University of Cambridge [1629]. (1629)

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About this Item: Cambridge: Printed by Tho: and John Buck, printers to the University of Cambridge [1629]., 1629. Cambridge began to print the Bible in the Geneva version in 1558 under a charter granted by Henry VIII in 1534. The Cambridge Geneva Bible appeared in 1691. Meanwhile in London, Christopher Barker had acquired a virtual monopoly in Bible printing by virtue of his patent as Royal printer, granted in 1577. In seeking to break that monopoly, Cambridge University Press and the Bucks insisted that they had the means to produce far better edited editions of the Bible in their university town. In 1628, Charles I ratified Henry VIII's charter, and this Bible was the first publication produced after that act. It was, indeed, significantly more accurate than the Barker editions of the King James Bible, and it began a Cambridge tradition of care for the text. "Another motive probably contributed to the quality of the Bible issued by Thomas and John Buck, printers to the University of Cambridge. Cambridge was making a claim to printing and editorial quality beyond anything their London rivals could produce. Part of this implicit claim was embodied in its conspicuously modern appearance. Roman type, by itself, was nothing new, but the use of u, v, J, and occasionally apostrophes was.The editors made more changes to the text than any other set of editors. By my count (counts of this sort always have an element of roughness), they introduced 221 readings, of which 199 became standard. In terms of frequency, this is roughly one new reading every five chapters. They also confirmed a further 59 variants from the first edition found in some of the earlier editions. The spelling of the names is largely but not entirely a scholastic matter. They introduced 178 spellings, of which 157 have become standard, and they confirmed a further 34. Overall, 493 changes were made, of which 447 (91%) became standard." (Norton, A Textual History of the King James Bible, pp. 83-84). Small folio. .[-]2, ¦6, A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Iii6, Kkk4, Lll-Zz6, Aaaa6, Bbbb4. Elaborate wood-engraved architectural title-page, woodcut headbands, initial letters and tail-pieces. Text in double columns. Separate plain title-page for the New Testament. Contemporary red morocco stamped decoratively in gilt with a seven-paneled, elaborately gilt-tooled spine and gilt turns-ins. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Binding extremities have some slight wear and minor soiling. Gilt is slightly faded. Very minor foxing, light browning, and the occasional small stain, sometimes touching text. Small hole to outer margin of Hhh4, not affecting text. Small hole to lower margin of Rrr6, not affecting text. Former bookseller's ticket on verso of front flyleaf. Contemporary ink inscription on recto of preliminary blank. A very good copy in a remarkable binding in a quarter calf clamshell box. The first King James Bible printed at Cambridge, a model of fine editing, introducing nearly 500 changes that have become standard. Herbert 424. Darlow and Moule 324. STC 2285. See also: 300 Years of Printing the Authorized Version of the Bible at Cambridge, 1629-1929, Cambridge, 1929. Norton, David. A Textual History of the King James Bible, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Third Printing 2007, pp. 82-89. Seller Inventory # 16449

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1611 King James Bible, 3rd Issue, 1617

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About this Item: Robert Barker, 1617. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 1611 King James Bible 3rd Issue, 1617 3rd Issue 59 line Pulpit Folio of the 1611 King James Bible Herbert 353 Signatures, Description, and Condition Report New leather binding with new end papers and gilted gold tooled lettering Extraordinarily Rare and textually complete. Clean bright pages, little to no foxing or soiling, overall in very good condition. Printed by Robert Barker 1611/1617 16-1/2 x 12 x 4-1/2 Every page of this Bible has been digitally imaged. To preview this Bible, copy and paste the following into your browser: insightoftheking/1611-king-james-bible-3rd-issue-1617-exhibit · A-B4 Dedicatorie, Translators to the Readers, page repairs to bottom corners o General Title page supplied in facsimile · C-C6 Kalender · D-D4 Almanacke and Tables · A-C6 Genealogies o Double page map supplied in facsimile · A-Ccccc6 Old Testament and Apocrypha [complete] o Clean bright pages, wide margins · Ddddd-Dddddd6 New Testament [complete] o Original New Testament Title page o Dddddd2-6 page repairs to bottom corner o Dddddd6 last page of Revelation, page repairs effecting marginal text. Seller Inventory # ABE-1593053435381

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ENGLISH BIBLE containing the Old Testament and: Doves Press] [The
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About this Item: Hammersmith The Doves Press 1903-1905, 1905. 5 volumes. Limited edition of 500 copies printed on fine white paper with characteristic Doves Press watermark. With fine calligraphic initial letters executed in hand in red ink by Edward Johnstone. Each volume with title and colophon. Large 4to, bound by the Doves Bindery in original limp vellum, the spines lettered and numbered in gilt. Housed in a two piece morocco edged blue slipcase. 394; 518; (2), 15-391; (2), 15-301; 307 pp. A beautiful and very fine set, a very few gatherings lightly spotted as is usual. The vellum bindings in very beautiful condition, the leaves crisp and bright and clean. FIRST EDITION OF THE GREATEST BOOK OF THE DOVES PRESS, HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND VERY SCARCE. Considered the major book of this Press, the opening page to Genesis is critically acclaimed as one of the finest pages printed, certainly of modern production. Roderick Cave, in his THE PRIVATE PRESSES, has said, "Johnston's masterly calligraphic initials.were a perfect example of how to marry calligraphy and typography, and [the pressman] J. H. Mason's setting was full of those almost invisible refinements that only another printer can recognize" (p. 122). Ransom described the distinctive red initials by Edward Johnston as "a pattern for all time of complexity reduced to the minimum of simplicity." THE HOLY BIBLE was an all-together perfect choice to be the masterwork of this press. To again quote Roderick Cave, "[T]he Doves Press was a religious activity; its discipline one of prayer rather than of chorus girl.Books could reduce God to a page of visible type, as sunlight on a still morning showed the river in His form; and that was the reason for making a book with immense care, and making it beautiful." Thus the greatest of all books became the most splendid offered in the press wonderfully elegant format of clean, pure and understated simplicity. Seller Inventory # 29706

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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament: Bible in English].

About this Item: Cambridge: Printed by John Baskerville, Printer to the University, 1763. Royal folio, 573 unnumbered leaves. A2, 1, B-13D2, *a-*e2, *f1. English binding of contemporary full blue-green morocco, covers with elaborate gilt border, backstrip richly gilt with red morocco lettering pieces stamped in gilt "HOLY BIBLE" and at the foot "BASKERVILLE", gilt edges, marbled endpapers. Inevitable slight signs of wear on such a huge book but in all a very good unrestored copy, internally flawless. § First edition, of Baskerville's masterwork in a magnificent contemporary English binding. Third issue of the subscribers' list as usual. "John Baskerville was a monumental figure in the history of English bookbinding and printing, with contemporary accounts of his work ethic revealing a man deeply engaged in virtually every aspect of book production. Yet for most of his life and indeed for many decades afterwards he was decried as a mere amateur. Still other sources show an individual with highly idiosyncratic and paradoxical habits -- he lived with Sarah Eaves for nearly two decades out of wedlock; a devout atheist who was buried in his own backyard without Christian ceremony; a man who 'had wit but always against religion and decency'" (F.E. Pardoe in John Baskerville of Birmingham: Letter-Founder and Printer, 1975). Paradoxically, after taking the position of Printer to the University of Cambridge on 1 December 1758, Baskerville produced one of the few great Bibles. It is a true masterwork, expertly printed with impeccable attention to ink, type, spacing, paper quality and ease of use. Published on 4 July 1763, "the adjective that inevitably comes to mind is 'noble' and the volume warrants the word. It was conceived and executed on a grand scale? to show that he had now learnt his craft and was able to practice it in a masterly fashion? [and] the result shows again that Baskerville must be placed in the very top rank of book designers" (Pardoe, 87). Morison and Day (The Typographic Book, 1963) write that "Baskerville's folio English Bible, printed for the University of Cambridge, is the finest presentation of Holy Writ since Richelieu's Latin Vulgate printed at the Imprimerie Royal" (48). Gaskell 26. Herbert 1146. Morison & Day, The Typographic Book 48. Huntington Library, Great Books in Great Editions, 7. Rothschild 2640. Rumball Petre 145. Seller Inventory # 123054

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The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ: GILL, Eric.

GILL, Eric.

Published by Waltham St Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1931 (1931)

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About this Item: Waltham St Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1931, 1931. Folio. Original white half pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt lettered and banded spine, gilt cockerel device in 5th compartment, brown buckram sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent and attractive copy which has benefited from a light clean. Printed in 18-point Golden Cockerel type, 65 wood-engraved illustrations by Eric Gill, 4 of which are full-page. Limited edition, number 412 of 500 copies on paper (12 copies were also issued on vellum), of one of the great private press books of the century, and perhaps Gill's greatest achievement. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks to its illustrator, Eric Gill, the book among all books in which Roman type has been best mated with any kind of illustration" (Gill). Chanticleer 78; E. R. Gill, Eric Gill, 285; Hunter & Kelly, A Century for the Century, 26. Seller Inventory # 138545

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The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament: BIBLE IN ENGLISH

BIBLE IN ENGLISH

Published by John Baskett, Oxford (1717)

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About this Item: John Baskett, Oxford, 1717. 2 volumes, folio. (20 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches). Engraved frontispiece in vol. I, engraved vignettes on general title and New Testament title, engraved head- and tail-piece vignettes, and engraved initials. Contemporary black panelled morocco gilt, the covers with gilt roll-tooled borders around a series of concentric gilt panels with ornamental leafy sprays and corner-pieces, central lozenge gilt composed of similar small tooling, spines richly gilt in nine compartments, morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and gilt edges (discreet expert repairs at top and bottom of joints) Provenance: Sir John Hynde Cotton (armorial bookplate); William Charles Smith (armorial bookplate); Maggs Bros., catalogue 1212, Bookbinding in the British Isles, item 86 First edition of the monumental, splendidly illustrated "Vinegar Bible" -- a "magnificent edition" (Darlow & Moule) here ruled in red and handsomely bound. Commonly known as the "Vinegar Bible" from the misprint "the parable of the vinegar" for "vineyard" in the headline above Luke, Chapter 20. While a contemporary lambasted Baskett for this and other typographical errors in the text, calling it a "Baskett-ful of errors," Oxford historian of printing Harry Carter states that "only Baskerville's Bible is its equal among English Bibles for beauty of type, impression, and paper" (The History of the Oxford University Press, 1975, I, p. 171) In 1709 John Baskett purchased the exclusive royal patent to print Bibles in England, control of which his family retained until 1799. This magnificent edition of the Bible is among Baskett's most important works, highly regarded for its large, elegant type; its 60 striking copper-engraved vignette head- and tailpieces; and its many delicately engraved historiated initials. Two distinct varieties occur. This copy is Darlow & Moule's issue A, with additional engraved general title page depicting Moses writing the first words of Genesis (here bound as frontispiece); vignette view of Oxford on the general title page; and vignette title page for New Testament depicting the Annunciation, dated 1716. The present example is noted for both its lovely contemporary black morocco gilt binding and for being ruled in red throughout. Similar bindings on this edition of the bible are noted in both the Wardington Collection and in Mirjam Foot's Studies in the History of Bookbinding p. 409. Darlow & Moule 735; Herbert 942. Seller Inventory # 33327

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Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and: BIBLE IN ENGLISH
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About this Item: London Imprinted.by Robert Barker, 1613. The 1613 Folio Edition of the King James Bible [BIBLE IN ENGLISH]. The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Maiesties speciall Commandement. Appointed to be read in Churches. London: Imprinted.by Robert Barker, 1613. The 1613 folio edition of the King James Bible, distinguishable from the "He" and "She" Bibles that precede it by its smaller type size making it double columns, with seventy-two lines. The Authorised version.vWith the Apocrypha. Folio (15 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches; 398 x 265 mm.). A4-B4, C6, D4, A6-C6, A6-4M6, 4N4. 508 leaves. Issued with "The genealogies recorded in the Sacred Scriptures" by John Speed, pages ([2], 34 pp.). Without double-page engraved map before text, which is often the case. Engraved general title, representing the twelve tribes. At foot of title-page woodcut: "Cum priuilegio". Engraved New Testament title dated 1613. Black letter. With the "Calendar" which is printed in red and black. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Contemporary reversed paneled calf. Boards ruled in blind. Boards with a small amount of rubbing and chipping, mainly along the edges. First title-page laid-down. Some loss to margins, but not affecting the engraving. Leaves A2-A4 (To The Reader) bound on stubs and with lower marginal repairs. From the Calendar, Leaf C2 with marginal repair and Leaves C3-C4 remargined. Leaf D1 with paper repair, only affecting ruled border. Leaves X1-X2 with some tape repairs, and a few holes with some loss of a few words. Leaves PP5-PP6 with some dampstaining. Leaves UUU3-UUU4 with bottom margin repaired, not affecting text. Leaf ZZZ4 with a closed tear, repaired, but with some loss of text. Aside from these few (mostly preliminary) leaves, overall this copy is internally very fresh and clean. A very good copy. "The true 1613 folio edition of King James Bible; easily distinguishable from the other large folio editions by its smaller type. The preliminary leaves are set up as in the other large folio editions, but the text is printed in smaller type with 72 lines instead of 59 lines to the full column." (Herbert, 322). The Genealogies which accompany this book have a similar typographical history to that of the King James Bible itself. John Speed was granted a patent in 1610 for ten years to issue and insert his Genealogies and double-page general map (engraved by Elstrack) in every edition of this Bible. "The King James Bible, or the Authorized Version, as it is now commonly (but not strictly accurately) known, was the outcome of the conference summoned at Hampton Court by the King in January 1604, in an attempt to settle the quarrels in the Church of England, arising from the Puritan zeal of some of its members. It was the leader of the Puritan party, John Reynolds, the President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, who first suggested the idea of a new translation.It has been described as the only literary masterpiece ever to have been produced by a committee and was the work of nearly fifty translators, organized in six groups.Being based on a wider range of classical and oriental scholarship than its predecessors, the Authorized Version was a more learned text.No new English translation was produced until the Revised Version of 1881, and the influence of the Authorized Version may best be described in the words of G.M. Trevelyan. For every Englishman who had read Sidney or Spenser, or had seen Shakespeare acted at the Glove, there were hundreds who had read or heard the Bible with close attention as the words of God. The effect of the continual domestic study of the book upon the national character, imagination and intelligence for nearly three centuries to come, was greater than that of any literary movement in our annals, or any religious movement since the coming of St Augustine " (Printing and the Mind of Man 114, describing the 1611 first edition). Darlow & Moule 249. Herbert 322. STC 2226. ESTC S122066. HBS 67889. $23,500. Seller Inventory # 67889

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A COMPLETE SET OF COOK'S VOYAGES [COMPRISING:]: COOK, Captain James;

About this Item: London: W.Strathan; and T.Cadell 1779 1785, 1773. Eight volumes, 4to, with the contents of the Atlas volume bound in to the third voyage (vols. VI-VIII) as directed by the printers in the list of plates. The first voyage is a first edition, the second voyage is a third edition and the third voyage is a second edition. All bound in contemporary full calf, recently rebacked to style with morocco title labels. A very good set with foxing or offsetting to some leaves and occasional minor repairs to folding plates, but generally very clean and well preserved. Some wear to boards with old repairs to corners. In total 204 engraved plates, maps, views and charts (52, 64 and 88 in the three voyages respectively) The primary account of Cook's remarkable voyages of exploration, which "form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the Southern Hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill) From a printing point of view the second edition of the third voyage is generally preferred to the first (Hughs took over the printing from Strahan and reset all the text). Contemporary support for this view is reported in a set presented by Mrs. Cook to Dr. Elliotson, which notes that "the letter press of the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letter press.". Seller Inventory # 30505

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The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ: GILL, Eric.

GILL, Eric.

Published by Waltham St Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1931 (1931)

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About this Item: Waltham St Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1931, 1931. Folio. Original white half pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, expertly rebacked to style, gilt lettered and banded spine, gilt cockerel device in 5th compartment, brown buckram sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a custom brown cloth slipcase with white pigskin entrance, to style. Very light soiling to cloth and tips, contents clean and bright. A near-fine copy, with the spine, prone to soiling and fading in the original, here rebacked with great skill. Printed in 18-point Golden Cockerel type, 65 wood-engraved illustrations by Eric Gill, 4 of which are full-page. Limited edition, number 454 of 500 copies on paper; 12 copies were also issued on vellum. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks to its illustrator, Eric Gill, the book among all books in which Roman type has been best mated with any kind of illustration" (E. R. Gill, Eric Gill, 285). This is "arguably Gill's greatest achievement and one of the great private press books of the century" (Hunter & Kelly). Chanticleer 78; Gill 285; Hutner & Kelly, A Century for the Century, 26. Seller Inventory # 133103

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The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and: Smith, Julia, translator]

Smith, Julia, translator]

Published by American Publishing Co, Hartford (1876)

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About this Item: American Publishing Co, Hartford, 1876. First edition. First appearance of the Julia Smith translation, one of 950 copies bound in cloth from a total issue of 1,000.Dark brown cloth ruled in blind and titled in gilt with gilt spine. Red speckled edges. Collates complete: [2], [1-3], 4-892, [1-3], 4-276. (Pagination restarts at 1 for the New Testament.) Some loss to spine extremities and rubbing to cloth of corners. Front hinge starting but holding well. Bushnell Sage Memorial Library stamps to front pastedown and endpaper. In all a bright, and fresh copy of the first full translation of the Bible ever published by a woman. The present copy was inscribed by the translator, Julia Smith, and her sister-assistant Abby H. Smith in the year of publication to a close family friend: "Mrs. Kate H. Hamlin's Bible, Translated by her old friend Julia E. Smith Glastonbury Ct." with the additional signature below "Abby H. Smith. June 27, 1876." "Of all the Biblical scholars and translators to have worked on the Bible, Julia Evelina Smith is said to be the most interesting and most overlooked. A self-published professional translator and American women's suffrage activist, Smith was the first woman to translate the Bible, doing it from its multiple original languages into English" (Mota). Together with her sister Abby, a self-trained poet and linguist, she independently funded the project in its entirety. Not surprisingly for sisters who were "engaged in the tax resistance and suffrage movements in Connecticut, where the pair were born," Julia and Abby approached their work as activist as well as scholarly and spiritual in nature. After all, Julia wanted the project to support the cause of equality and "hoped to demonstrate that women should have the right to vote because they were not intellectually inferior to men" (Speedie). The project also posed an opportunity for supporting women as craftspeople and business owners, showcasing their capability for producing fine material books. To this end, Julia "selected a publishing house where the typesetting, operation of the presses, and editing were all done by women" (Speedie). In every sense, the sisters created a "feminist Bible" that remains a milestone in women's history (Stern). Presented by Smith and her sister to a close family friend, who appeared in Julia Smith's will as the recipient of "a silk bed quilt containing 7,000 pieces" (Historical Society of Glastonbury). Seller Inventory # 4026

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John Downame

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About this Item: Felix Kyngston, London, 1611. Leather. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FROM THE LIBRARY OF JAMES I OF ENGLAND AND VI OF SCOTLAND. Rebacked in leather with five raised bands with gilt title to match the original calf boards. Each board has two blind stamped marks which read "I. R." In the 1600's the letter "I" was in fact a "J." Therefore the mark means James Reine or King James. There is also an blind stamped crest of James I on each board. Both original brass clasps are present. Woodcut initials and headpieces. In the margin of the pages of the content pages 5.3 in neatly printed hand "John Rishworth his book." Binding is tight and square. A very rare treatise by George Downame Lord Bishop of Derry in support of James. John Downame stands with Perkins, Greenham, and Rogers as one of the chief architects of the Puritan theology of Godliness. Copies of Part I of this treatise are available. Part Two is never seen. A ONE OF A KIND RARITY. Size: 5.25" x 7.0" Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 010369

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About this Item: William Hall and John Beale, London, 1614. Leather. Condition: Very Good. Christoph Schweitzer (illustrator). A very scarce edition of this highly historically significant work of British history, written by an extremely influential historian and cartographer and offering a thorough exegesis of early British history from Julius Caesar to King James. A reissue of the 1611 first edition, with imprint date altered, as called for. ESTC Citation No. S122020. Folio. The work is very scarce, with the 1614 reissue being a particularly scarce edition. Collated, lacking errata leaf to the rear of the work and front and rear blank. Leaf 802 is misnumbered as leaf 801 as called for. Pagination is continuous from 'The Theatre of The Empire of Great Britaine' but the work is considered complete as a single volume. Contains the exceptionally scarce three leaves between [pi] 1 and Mm2 containing the author's preface. This is not present in the ESTC copy. Engraved title page has been trimmed and mounted with slight loss to fore edge. With an engraved title page and vignette engravings throughout by Christoph Schweitzer. John Speed is renowned for his work as both a leading English cartographer and historian, and is considered one of the best known English mapmakers of the early modern period. Following encouragement from English antiquarian and historian William Camden, Speed began this work, published first in 1611 as the 'Historie of Great Britaine'. Many of the historical sources utilised for the work remain unknown, although they do include the work of cartographers Christopher Saxton and John Norden. The work is considered a continuation of The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, first published between 1611 and 1612, within which is contained the first set of individual county maps of England and Wales. Speed himself considered his History of Great Britaine his major work, the majority of which was funded by Sir Fulke Grevillean, the Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman. The work offers a highly detailed summary of Early English history, and whilst the work has been criticised for a number of inaccuracies, the subsequent frequent citations of the work in later historical pieces reflect its historical significance. Among others, the work offers detailed information regarding the early successors and founders of English institutions including The Saxons, Henry VIII and Edward IV. Written by one of the most influential historians and cartographers of the early modern period, this extremely scarce 1614 edition of The History of Great Britaine is a sought after piece of significant historical and literary non fiction. Rebacked with the original contemporary calf boards preserved. Externally very smart with professional repair to the extremities. Slight rubbing and marking to the boards. Hinges slightly strained but firm. Evidence of bookplate removal to rear pastedown. Internally firmly bound. Engraved title page has been trimmed and mounted with slight loss to fore edge. Lacking front and rear blank and errata leaf to the rear of the work. The occasional light tidemark to the extremity of the occasional leaf. Handling marks and the occasional spot. The occasional contemporary ink annotations, heavier to the final leaf. The occasional closed tear. Professional repair to leaf 5A2. Very Good. book. Seller Inventory # 655K5

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THE HOLY BIBLE containing the Old Testament: Baskett, John

Baskett, John

Published by John Baskett, Oxford (1717)

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About this Item: John Baskett, Oxford, 1717. hardcover. Condition: Fine. The Vinegar Bible. : Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues.A fine copy of the 'Vinegar' Bible by the Royal Printer of Bibles John Baskett. Large copy issue 3 [B.J. McMullin 'The Book Collector Spring 1984] 533 x 334mm. An unrecorded copy fresh to the market with the small armorial bookplate of Francis Colman [1691-1733], a diplomat of Oxford [1724-33 Envoy to Duchy of Tuscony] and father of the playwright George Coleman the Elder [1732-1794], pasted to the front inside board. A fine Oxford binding in original full goatskin with gilt decoration to the spine compartments and boards. Original marble end-papers. A sound and complete original binding in fine condition. Rubbing to the corners and edges. DAMP STAINING TO THE UPPER MARGINS IN SOME PAGES] PLEASE EMAIL FOR PHOTOS. FIRST EDITION 3rd issue printed on extra-large superior paper with the Oxford plate title-page [larger example 138x258mm]to the Old Testament [1717] and a complete number of copper-engraved plates. New initial letters and Strasburg Fleur-de Lis water-marked paper [with some occasional LL watermarked paper sheet stock from Issue 2]. A few sheets carry a paragraph sigla mark left from the Issue 2 printing. Issues 2 and 3 had a new set of engravings especially engraved for the Bible and generally illustrated the text. The New Testament has an engraving of the Annunciation [130 x255mm]. This third issue also has no printed rules between the columns. [issue 1 had printed red rules throughout]. Size: Imperial Folio. Seller Inventory # MJ197

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The Holy Bible.: BIBLE]

BIBLE]

Published by Cambridge John Baskerville (1763)

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About this Item: Cambridge John Baskerville, 1763. First Edition, list of subscribers in third state; folio (495 x 32O mm); mild, marginal crease to Q-R4 (3 leaves), faint marginal top edge stain to gathering 12x (2 leaves), otherwise very clean and fresh; late 18th/early 19th century red morocco, gilt panelled and tooled, gilt dentelles, hinges reinforced. replaced flyleaves, extremities rubbed, otherwise very good. John Baskerville (1706 -1775), English printer and creator of a typeface of great distinction bearing his name, whose works are among the finest examples of the art of printing. Baskerville became a writing master at Birmingham but in 1740 established a japanning business, whose profits enabled him to experiment in typography. He set up a printing house and in 1757 published his first work, an edition of Virgil, followed in 1758 by an edition of John Milton. Appointed printer to the University of Cambridge, he undertook this edition of the Bible (1763), which is considered his masterpiece. He published an edition of Horace in 1762; the success of a second edition (1770) encouraged him to issue a series of editions of Latin authors. The bold quality of Baskerville's print derived from his use of a highly glossed paper and a truly black ink that he had invented. His typography was much criticised in England, and after his death his types were purchased by the French dramatist Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Their subsequent history is uncertain but in 1917 the surviving punches and matrices were recognised, and in 1953 they were presented to the University of Cambridge. Baskerville type has been revived, its clarity and balance making it a good type for continuous reading. T.B. Reed, A History of the Old English Letter Foundries, p. 279. Seller Inventory # 100275

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Published by Hinkley Co./Merrymount Press, Boston (1905)

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About this Item: Hinkley Co./Merrymount Press, Boston, 1905. Finely bound set of the Bible, limited edition, one of 86 copies, this is number 43, printed on Japan paper. Octavo, 14 volumes. Bound in full blue morocco, elaborate gilt tooling and inlay to the front panel, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrated with photogravure plates after old masters, captioned tissue guards. In fine condition. The Bible has had an unprecedented influence on literature and history, especially in the Western World, where the Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed using movable type. According to the March 2007 edition of Time, the Bible "has done more to shape literature, history, entertainment, and culture than any book ever written. Its influence on world history is unparalleled, and shows no signs of abating." With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, it is widely considered to be the most influential and best-selling book of all time. Attitudes towards the Bible also differ among Christian groups. Roman Catholics, high church Anglicans, Methodists and Eastern Orthodox Christians stress the harmony and importance of both the Bible and sacred tradition, while many Protestant churches, including Evangelical Anglicans, focus on the idea of sola scriptura, or scripture alone. This concept arose during the Reformation, and many denominations today support the use of the Bible as the only infallible source of Christian teaching. Others though, advance the concept of prima scriptura in contrast. Seller Inventory # 100390

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The Holy Bible translated by Julia E.: Smith, Julia E.

Smith, Julia E.

Published by American Publishing Company, CT (1876)

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About this Item: American Publishing Company, CT, 1876. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Book has evidence of modest cover wear likely due to silverfish at some point in the past. Purchased at an auction in Smith's hometown of Glastonbury. The book came from a Hale home a short distance from where Julia and Abbey resided. Given the like new condition of the interior, I suspect this was one of fifty copies that was sold at auction when Julia sold the residence after marrying for the first time in her mid-eighties and moved to Hartford. In the world of bibles and the importance of women's rights, this book and this woman are at the top of the list. Book. Seller Inventory # 018757

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THOMSON, Charles, trans

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About this Item: 1808. (BIBLES). THOMSON, Charles, trans. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Covenant, Commonly Called the Old and New Testament: Translated From the Greek. By Charles Thomson, Late Secretary to the Congress of the United States. Phila.: Printed by Jane Aitkin, 1808. 1st ed. 4 vols. 8vo. No pagination. Period-style 3/4 calf and marbled boards, gilt-ruled spines, red and black morocco spine labels. Light scattered foxing and toning, else a very good copy. Darlow and Moule 1005. Herbert 1514. Rumball-Petre 184. O'Callaghan 1808.2. Wright, p. 113. "Charles Thomson (1729-1824) made the first translation of the Septuagint into the English language, and the first English translation of the New Testament in the western hemisphere. Thomson spent twenty years in making the translation. The books called Apocrypha, which are included in the canon of the Greek Old Testament but not in the Hebrew, were omitted in his translation. After copying the manuscript four times, he had it published at Philadelphia by Jane Aitken, the first woman to print any part of the Holy Scriptures in America, and the daughter of the printer Robert Aitken. It is of interest that the name `Cha. Thomson' appears as the signer of the Congressional resolution in the front of the 1782 Aiken Bible"-Hills 153. Charles Thomson emigrated to America from his native Ireland in 1739. On recommendation of Benjamin Franklin, he served as a tutor at the College of Pennsylvania (later the University of Pennsylvania). He later left teaching for business, in which he prospered. "Because of his reputation for fairness and integrity, he was chosen by the Indians to keep their record of proceedings at the treaty of Easton (1757), and in the following year he was adopted into the Delaware tribe, with a name meaning `man who tells the truth'"-DAB. He was an early and ardent supporter of the Revolution and was unanimously elected Secretary to the Continental Congress, serving in that post from 1774 to 1789. Thomson "was the very man in Philadelphia with whom John Adams, busily probing the minds of all and sundry on the vital questions involved, would wish to have, as he did have, `much conversation.' `This Charles Thomson,' Adams wrote, `is the Sam Adams of Philadelphia, the life of the cause of liberty, they say.'"-DAB. Thomson resigned his post when. Seller Inventory # 74114

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Old Testament: First and Second Books of: Bible in English:

Bible in English: King James Bible

Published by Robert Barker, London (1611)

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About this Item: Robert Barker, London, 1611. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. First edition. Folio. The First and Second Books of Kings, complete in 36 leaves. The first page is the final page of the previous book (2 Samuel); on the reverse begins 'The First Booke of the Kings, commonly called The third Booke of the Kings'. 36pp., followed by 'The Second Booke of the Kings, commonly called, The fourth Booke of the Kings', 35pp. The final page ends II Kings and begins I Chronicles. Printed in black letter, woodcut initials. Recent binding of quarter calf, gilt titles, Cockerell marbled paper boards. Some remargining (no loss) and old stains, else a very good copy in a fine binding, The binder's notes itemize the steps in rebinding, including leaf disinfectant for the stains. Darlow & Moule, 240. Seller Inventory # 17388

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BIBLE

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About this Item: 1817. "BIBLE. The Holy Bible, According To the Authorized Version; with Notes, Explanatory and Practical Oxford: Printed for the Society at the Clarendon Press, 1817. Three volumes. Large quarto, contemporary full straight-grain burgundy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $8500.Second edition of D Oyly and Mant s "valuable annotated Bible" (DNB), featuring the venerable King James text accompanied by extensive notes from the Church of England s "most eminent writers," splendidly illustrated with 64 engraved plates many after the paintings of old masters and including nine fine engraved maps, two folding and handsomely bound in full straight-grain morocco-gilt.First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the impact of the King James Version on piety, language and literature is incalculable. "The first edition of this Bible, prepared at the instance of Archbishop [of Canterbury] Manners-Sutton, appeared in 1814; the editors were his Domestic Chaplains" (Darlow & Moule 1072). "The reader who may consult [D'Oyly and Mant's Bible] will rarely be disappointed [It] may be pronounced to be a library of divinity" (Horne, 262). Extensive indices and concordance at rear of Volume III. With Apocrypha. Herbert 1658. Small bookbinder's tickets.Occasional light foxing and offsetting. Marginal closed tear to leaf 13T1, Volume III, touching text. Contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt bindings expertly recased with marbled endpapers preserved. A near-fine copy of an impressive study Bible.". Seller Inventory # 89900

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The Apocalypse: The Revelation of Saint John: Dine, Jim (Illustrator);

Dine, Jim (Illustrator); Hoyem, Andrew (Designer)

Published by The Arion Press, San Francisco (1982)

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About this Item: The Arion Press, San Francisco, 1982. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. One of only 15 hors de commerce copies matching the limited edition of 150. Signed by artist on the title-page and the printer, Andrew Hoyem, on the colophon. [64] pp. Illustrated with 29 woodblock prints. 11.5" x 15.25" Uncovered oak boards decorated with lightning-bolt image by Dine, white pigskin spine. Handset type, printed damp on French handmade Apta Velin from the Richard De Bas Mill. Spine shows a little rubbing and a few tiny stains, else Fine. An additional five duplicate folios with seven woodcuts included, slightly foxed. A significant livre d'artiste wedding Dine's expressionist woodblock prints to the final book of the New Testament, a favorite of visionaries for its poetic, mysterious prophecies; a marriage of rough, tactile paper, vivid language and imagery. The tenth book by Arion Press, the first with a major artist. Seller Inventory # 140938157

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The Holy Bible, containing the Old and: Bible. English. Webster.

Bible. English. Webster. 1833.

Published by Durrie & Peck; Sold by Hezekiah Howe & Co., and by N. & J. White, New Haven (1833)

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About this Item: Durrie & Peck; Sold by Hezekiah Howe & Co., and by N. & J. White, New Haven, 1833. First edition of the Bible in English (Authorized Version) tailored for American readers by Noah Webster (1758?1843). "His purpose was to remove obsolete words and those offensive to delicacy" (Rumball-Petre), Webster himself further stipulating, "To avoid giving offense to any denomination of christian [sic], I have not knowingly made any alteration to the passages of the present version, on which the different denominations rely for the support of their peculiar tenets" (Preface, p. iv). Webster further explains that the purpose of his revisions is to make the language clearer and purer so as to not "divert the mind from the matter to the language of the scriptures, and thus, in a degree, frustrate the purpose of giving instruction" (Preface, p. xvi). Webster considered his work on the revision of the Bible more important than that on the dictionary and was sorely disappointed at the Bible's poor reception among all levels of readers. Provenance: 19th-century ownership signatures of Luther P. Hubbard (undated) and R.T. Hall (1894); after ca. 1954 in The Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released). 8vo (23 cm; 9"). xvi, 907 pp. Darlow & Moule 1793; Hills 826; Rumball-Petre 197. Publisher's sheep, spine dry and tending to flake; front board once detached and resecured with a cloth tape repair at the hinge (inside). Foxing as usual. Priced to encourage better repair to its binding, this is a complete, sound copy. Seller Inventory # 33830

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