[BOOK IN ENGLISH.]
The Holy Bible, Conteyning
Authorised and appointed to be read in Churches. London: Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1588. A5, B6, A-Zzzz6, Aaaaa6, Bbbbb4. New Testament title with elaborate woodcut border, full page woodcut of the Creation, two woodcut maps, woodcut initials and tailpieces. Folio (359 x 235 mm). Early full speckled brown paneled calf, remnants of clasps present. Wanting title-page, reinforcement to margins (part of lower and part of fore-edge) of first two leaves and to New Testament, a few instances of brief worming, final leaf laid-down and with some loss briefly affecting text, Tttt1&2 with loss affecting text near lower margin, some light dampstaining, mainly to fore-edge, several instances of repaired tears, lacks front pastedown, covers with light wear, joints somewhat stressed, but a very good binding.
Bishops version. Herbert 198.
Provenance: From the Collection of Walter A. Coslet.