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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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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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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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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament: N/a
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About this Item: 17, 1716. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 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. Condition: 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. Overall Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # 062414

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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 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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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 multiple times 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 equality in producing 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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LEESER, Isaac (translator).

Published by Philadelphia 371 Walnut Street (1853)

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About this Item: Philadelphia 371 Walnut Street, 1853. First edition; 4to (28 x 23 cm); iii, 1011pp., tape mark to front flyleaf, some browning throughout, marbled endpapers; contemporary calf over boards, some wear and edges rubbed, tear to lower cover, skilful restorations to spine, spine in six parts with elaborate gilt floral detail, label to second compartment, a good copy. First edition of the first English translation of the entire Hebrew Bible by a Jew This work was built upon Leeser's 1845 translation of the five books of the Torah. Previous editions published by Jewish translators in England (such as Levi and Alexander) had simply utilised the King James translation. Leeser's Preface explains that this massive undertaking sprung from 'a desire entertained for more than a quarter of a century, since the day he quitted school in his native land to come to this country, to present to his fellow-Israelites an English version, made by one of themselves, of the Holy Word of God'. Readers would now 'have an opportunity to study a version of the Bible which has not been made by the authority of churches in which they have no confidence'. Rabbi Isaac Leeser (1806-1868) was born in Germany and emigrated to America in 1824. The head rabbi of the Synagogue Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia, he became America's most influential Jewish writer, editor, and teacher. He promulgated Jewish culture and religious activity in the United States by providing American Jews with the numerous basic religious texts and conceptual tools they needed. Seller Inventory # 101737

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THE HOLY BIBLE containing the Old Testament: Baskett, John

Baskett, John

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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]

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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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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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Al-Kutub al-muqaddasa wa-hiya kutub al-`ahd al-`atiq wal-`ahd: Biblia arabica].

Biblia arabica].

Published by Newcastle upon Tyne, Sarah Hodgson, 1811. (1811)

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About this Item: Newcastle upon Tyne, Sarah Hodgson, 1811., 1811. Large 4to (ca. 220 x 272 mm). (4), (306), (98) ff. Original blindstamped full calf over heavy boards with rubbed remains of gilt border. First edition. Arabic text (without vowel points) throughout, save for the English title-page. "This edition, produced under the patronage of the Bishop of Durham (Shute Barrington), was at first undertaken by Joseph Dacre Carlyle (1759-1806), Cambridge Professor of Arabic in 1795, and vicar of Newcastle in 1801. On Carlyle's death Henry Ford, Lord Almoner Reader in Arabic at Oxford, took up the work, and saw the book through the press in 1811. The text is based, apparently, on the London Polyglot. The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts contributed £250 for 1000 copies to be distributed in Africa and Asia. The British and Foreign Bible Society also gave £250, and in addition purchased, or received for distribution, over 1000 copies" (Darlow/M.). - Binding rubbed, front hinge professionally repaired. Undecorated spine shows traces of a removed library label. Old ink shelfmarks and stamp of Grüssau Abbey at Bad Wimpfen's St Peter's Church on verso of title-page. Handwritten ownership of "Eug. Breitling, parochus in Hamburg" (dated 1909) and note "Left by the wish of the Rev. A. Lehmann" at the end. Darlow/Moule II, 1663. OCLC 165689213. Seller Inventory # 53066

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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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THE HOLY BIBLE. THE OLD TESTAMENT EMBELLISHED: BIBLE IN ENGLISH.

BIBLE IN ENGLISH. (THE MACKLIN BIBLE)

Published by T. Bensley for T. Macklin [final volume Bensley for T. Cadell & W. Davies] 1800 [for the six volumes of the Bible], 1816 [for the Apocrypha], London (1800)

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About this Item: T. Bensley for T. Macklin [final volume Bensley for T. Cadell & W. Davies] 1800 [for the six volumes of the Bible], 1816 [for the Apocrypha], London, 1800. First Printing of this Edition. 484 x 390 mm. (19 x 15 1/4"). Seven volumes (comprising the regular Bible in six volumes, and the Apocrypha, very often not included, as a seventh volume). Once splendid contemporary black straight-grain morocco, gilt, covers framed by Greek key roll, palmette roll, and multiple gilt rules, double raised bands, spine compartments densely gilt with rows of alternating star and circlet tools, gilt titling, turn-ins with gilt chain roll, purple endpapers, all edges gilt (some inexpert but not obvious repairs to joints and backstrips). With more than 100 allegorical headpieces and tailpieces and some 70 SPLENDID LARGE-FOLIO SIZE COPPER PLATES after Fuseli, Reynolds, West, and others. Herbert 1442 and 1651. Extremities rather rubbed, boards a bit scuffed, but the decorative contemporaneous bindings solid and not without appeal. Plates somewhat foxed (mostly to margins), mild to moderate offsetting from plates, occasional mild offsetting in the text bed, but still a fresh, wide-margined copy. The most prodigious form of scripture in English ever published, the Macklin Bible features very large and bold type, fine Whatman paper, and a series of engravings by some of the most celebrated artists of the period. Like the Boydell "Shakespeare Gallery" (also printed by Bensley), our Macklin Bible is a vast picture book with illustrations that are grand both in size and emotional impact. According to DNB, Macklin (1752/3-1800) announced his intention to produce a lavishly illustrated, luxuriously produced folio Bible in 1789, and he spent the next 11 years and £30,000 making his dream a reality. His efforts paid off: "the subscription list for 703 copies at £46 1s. apiece was headed by the king, the queen, and the prince of Wales." Sadly, Macklin died just five days after the last engraving was finished, and did not live to see his masterpiece become one of the most acclaimed English Bibles. As DNB observes, "The Macklin Bible endures as the most ambitious edition produced in Britain, often pirated but never rivalled." The present copy has the additional distinction of containing what amounts to an extra volume: the Macklin Bible most often appears in the marketplace without the Apocrypha, appearing here as volume VII, which was not issued until 16 years after the others. Copies of the Macklin Bible were often put into ornate bindings, as was the present set; despite the depradations of time, the workmanship of a superior London binder remains apparent. Seller Inventory # CJW1405

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The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament: John Baskerville; (King

John Baskerville; (King James Version)

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About this Item: John Baskerville, 1763. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st Baskerville edition. Massive folio, 50 cm. One of 1250 copies, York variant. Bound in full morocco leather (early 19th century). Gilt stamping, gilt border. Rubbing, wear to extremities. Solid binding. All edges red. Illustrated with full page engravings. [1146] pp. Crease on title page. Refs: Gaskell, 26; Darlow and Moule, 1146; ESTC T93106; Huntington Library, Great Books in Great Editions, 6. "Always regarded as Baskerville's magnum opus, and his most magnificent as well as his most characteristic specimen" - Reed, A History of the Old English Letter Foundries, p. 279. "One of the most beautifully printed books in the world." - Dibden. "Aesthetically, the highest point in English Bible printing so far was John Baskerville's folio printed at Cambridge in 1763. The Bible uses his types, paper and ink, and shows his characteristic 'machine-made' finish: very smooth and even in color and impression, with glossy black ink on smooth paper. The design is traditional, but the quality of material and workmanship is so high, and the conventions are so delicately modified and consistently applied that the result is extremely impressive" (Cambridge History of the Bible, 464). This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Seller Inventory # 1805300033

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The Holy Bible Containing the Scriptures of: n/a

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Published by Printed by T. Bensley for R. Bowyer, London (1814)

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About this Item: Printed by T. Bensley for R. Bowyer, London, 1814. Hardcover. Condition: vg. First edition. Folio. Full brown calf rebacked with original spines laid down. Gold-tooling on spines and along borders of covers. Gold lettering on spines. Raised bands. Dentelles. All edges gilt. Binding signed by Clarke & Bedford. Marbled endpapers. Engraved half-titles, with letterpress titles to Vols. I-IV. Engraved title (The New Testament) to Vols. V-VI. This magnificent edition of the Bible is extra illustrated with 810 fine engraved plates (part mounted) derived from a variety of sources, including both English and French works. Very light spine wear. Sporadic light foxing and offsetting throughout. Bindings and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. Seller Inventory # 30604

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Bishop Bible, Folio) The Holy Bible, containing: Matthew Parker; Robert

Matthew Parker; Robert Barker

Published by Imprinted at London : By Robert Barker, Printer to the Qveenes most excellent Maiestie (1602)

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About this Item: Imprinted at London : By Robert Barker, Printer to the Qveenes most excellent Maiestie, 1602. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. First Edition. [Bishop's Bible, the last edition before the first King James edition] Folio, 44.5 x 30 cm (17 1/2 x 12 inches). Bound in contemporary blind paneled calf over wooden boards. Rebacked, with later spine leather. 5 (of 8) brass corner bosses. Lacking original claps. Printed in black letter. Double column, with double rules down center of page. [18], 496 leaves. Important note: three pages provided in facsimile, lacking original title pages (New and Old) and woodcut map of the Holy Land (leaves 394, 395). Final leaf lacking bottom corner of margin. Leaves 270 & 396 have a marginal tear. Leaf 393 conserved, with margins trimmed, some loss at inner margin. Last edition of the Bishops' Bible, "presumably used by King James's translators as the basis of their new version" - Herbert 271; ESTC S122093; Wing B2188; Darlow & Moule 206. Contents: Contents: Calendar; Almanac; 'A Prologue made by Thomas Cranmer'; Tables and Genealogy; Old Testament; Apocrypha; 'A Preface into the New Testament'; 'The description of the holy Land'; 'A Table'; New Testament. Provenance: Owned by a notorious English pirate. Armorial book plate of Sir Henry Mainwaring, (1587-1653). After graduating from Oxford at age 15, Mainwaring took up a life of piracy, plundering Spanish, French and Portuguese ships in the West Indies. He recruited (or impressed) men into piracy and established a large pirate fleet based at Mamora. King James I gave him a conditional pardon in 1616, and as result he became a Knight and a respected Vice-Admiral of the Royal Navy. He served as Member of Parliament for Dover in 1621. Mainwaring wrote a number of books and pamphlets about seamanship and piracy. A royalist, he followed Prince Charles to exile, dying in obscurity. -DCB. Additional provenance: contemporary signatures of Richarde Massye Clerke, Raphe Hollenshed, Henrie Bennett, "churchwardens". Other early signatures on rear end page. Seller Inventory # 1912230014

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Published by John Field 1666-1668, Cambridge (1666)

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About this Item: John Field 1666-1668, Cambridge, 1666. Rare 17th century Book of Common Prayer bound with the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible and Book of Psalms. Octavo, bound in full contemporary red morocco with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, green morocco spine label lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt floral and urn decorations to the front and rear panels within gilt Greek key ruling, gilt decorated central sacred initialed onlays in white and green morocco within gilt-stamped flames, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, ribbon bound in, blue silk doublures and liners backed with marbled papers. Originally a bookseller, English printer John Field became printer to the English Parliament and Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland in 1649. In 1655, Field was appointed printer to the University of Cambridge, the year in which Cromwell ordered the copyright of the Bible to be entered to him and Henry Hills in the Stationers' Registers. This act was virulently opposed by many competing printers. Field printed many editions of the Bible, notably a quarto edition in 1648, a duodecimo edition in 1652, and a 32mo edition in 1653, all of which were noted for the number of misprints contained and their excessive price, for which Field was fiercely attacked by those whose trade had been injured by the monopoly given to him and Hills by Cromwell. In near fine condition. A highly desirable and near perfect example. The Book of Common Prayer was created out of English Reformation leader Thomas Cranmer's desire for a liturgical text that all of Europe's Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree on. The Book of Common Prayer was first issued in 1549 during the reign of Edward VI and revised through the reign of Mary I, James II, and ending significantly in 1832. The original book, published in 1549 in the reign of Edward VI, was the first prayer book to include the complete forms of service for daily and Sunday worship in English. Its magisterial liturgical language is, "as a source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible" (PMM 75). Seller Inventory # 103231

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Bible in English [King James Version, 1st Black-Letter Quarto Edition "he"]

Published by Robert Barker, London (1613)

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About this Item: Robert Barker, London, 1613. Full Calf. Condition: Good. First Edition thus. 4to (8 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.; 216 x 156 mm). Black letter, text in double columns, 71 lines to the full column, New Testament title in heart-shaped center within woodcut border, woodcut initials head-and tailpieces. The First Quarto Edition of the King James Bible in black letter, with "he" in Ruth 3:15. "This and many subsequent issues were produced in close imitation of those black-letter quarto editions of the Geneva Bible which had proved so popular." (Herbert) As they are often found, our copy is imperfect, bound with additional bits and pieces (also imperfect) Our copy is lacking preliminary quire A including general title, scattered browning and staining throughout, two tears just touching text, two holes costing a few words. Bound before the Bible: An imperfect and defective copy of the Book of Common Prayer (lacks all before quire B); and Speed's Genealogies (stained throughout, without the map of Canaan). Bound after the Bible: the 1615 edition of Herrey's Concordances (last two leaves defective); and Sternhold & Hopkins' metrical psalms (lacks title-page, quite stained and frayed toward the end). Bound in Eighteenth-century tree calf; worn, joints cracked, but generally sound. Label to spine states it incorrectly as Geneva Bible. Our copy has an interesting line of provenance, as follows: William Albin ( several signatures dated 1727, 1729 and 1732) Theophilus Jones (gift inscription to Thomas G. Evans dated 1867) Birth records of the Welsh family Evans, 1847 1874 (in one hand on flyleaf) Christmas Evans (inscription dated 1935; Evans's probable namesake and ancestor was the famous Welsh Noncomformist minister, Christmas Evans, (1766 1838) $5,500. Seller Inventory # D15149

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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament: BASKERVILLE, John, 1706-1775]

BASKERVILLE, John, 1706-1775]

Published by printed by John Baskerville [through 1771], Birmingham (1769)

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About this Item: printed by John Baskerville [through 1771], Birmingham, 1769. Full Calf. Condition: Fine. First Edition thus. First Issue (Old Testament title page dated 1769) of the First Illustrated Edition (second edition overall) of the Birmingham printer's mighty tour de force. Large Printing Demy folio (410 x 255 mm): unpaginated, with 572 leaves, frontispiece, and 9 further full-page plates, signed by F. Hayman, C. Vanloo, J. Jouvenet, and J. M. Moreau le jeune, and by the engravers Westwood, I. Taylor, Le Grand, J. Caldwell, and Hicks. No preliminary pages, notes at foot of pages, text ends at 13ka. Contemporary full calf, beautifully rebacked retaining original spine. A clean, firmly bound, well margined copy with fine impressions of the plates, quite handsome indeed. Cambridge History of the Bible, p. 464. Gaskell 35. Herbert 1210. Pardoe, pp. 105-113. Not in Darlow & Moule. Issued in parts over a three year period, beginning January 2, 1769 (New Testament title page dated 1771), then reissued in 1772. Baskerville's type faces introduced the modern, pseudo-classical style, with level serifs and emphasis on the contrast of light and heavy lines. His books (as is true of this Bible) are typically large, with wide margins. This particular production is not quite the equal of the first edition in terms of materials and workmanship, but that Bible was "[a]esthetically, the highest point in English Bible printing so far." (Cambridge) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Seller Inventory # BB1898

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A HISTORY Of The HOLY BIBLE: Miniature Book]

Miniature Book]

Published by Published by [Wesley] Coleman and [William] Phillips. Morgan, Williams and Co., Printers, Cincinnati (1815)

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About this Item: Published by [Wesley] Coleman and [William] Phillips. Morgan, Williams and Co., Printers, Cincinnati, 1815. Period brown full calf binding. [2 (blank)], v, [6] - 167, [3 (blank)] pp. Divisional t.p., "History of the New Testament", p. 77. "Appendix" t.p., p. 135. "Psalms" t.p., p. 151. 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" The first miniature book published in Ohio, and quite rare in the trade- RBH records the last appearance as in a 1964 Midland catalogue [this copy?]. Modest wear to binding, with boards a bit splayed. Some browning & ageing to paper, with the occasional short edge tear to a leaf [no text affected]. A Good - VG item. 1st Edition (Adomeit A34; American Imprints 34917; Bradbury, p. 63; Welch 861.2). Not in Rosenbach, nor Welsh. Seller Inventory # 42873

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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and: Webster, Noah.

Webster, Noah.

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

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About this Item: New Haven: Durrie & Peck. Sold by Hezekiah Howe & Co., and A.H. Maltby, New Haven; and by N. & J. White, New York., 1833. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition, Special Edition. First edition, thick small 4to (sheets 9 x 5½ ), pp. (4), (i-iii), iv-xvi, 907, (1) blank. Original full sheep, back in five compartments, original gilt calf lettering piece in the second, four gilt raised bands between gilt fillets, marbled endpapers. By hand old sepia ink genealogical records of the Allen, Hulbert, & Mitchell families with birth & death entries from 1800 to 1925 on the blank verso of the New Testament title & continued on a sheet neatly tipped in between pp. 601 & 602. A sheet with Mitchell family records from 1773 to 1921 is folded & laid in. Attractive old sheep in very good+ unusually clean condition with almost no rubbing or wear to the sides, edges & extremities. Corners a little bumped but not worn, joints solid & strong. Upper back panel with old professional repair. Inside endpaper joints not cracked. Sheets unmarked & complete with moderate foxing. Hills 826, Webster was keenly hurt by the indifference of the public to what he considered the most important enterprise of my life , citing Webster Bibliography p. 378-380. Rare & important piece of scholarly Americana. H8095. Seller Inventory # 8979

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