BIBLE, in English, Bishops' Version [The Holie Bible. Conteyning the Olde Testament and the Newe]
Lot 53
BIBLE, in English, Bishops' Version [The Holie Bible. Conteyning the Olde Testament and the Newe]
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BIBLE, in English, Bishops' Version
[The Holie Bible. Conteyning the Olde Testament and the Newe], double column, black letter, New Testament title within woodcut border containing royal arms, 2 woodcut maps (one folding) and numerous illustrations within ornamental frames, decorated initials throughout, a few pen trials and annotations, lacks general title and preliminaries except "The order of the bookes..." (loose, cut down and mounted), occasional soiling, margins generally quite wide but some side-notes cropped, a few tears in the margins, Old Testament a1-a2 loose, small stains affecting text to 3t4b and 4e6, New Testament k1 and j1 torn without loss, holes to c4 and s2-3, dampstaining from leaf lxxxii to end, ownership inscription of George Randell, contemporary panelled calf gilt, upper cover detached, lower hinge split, worn [Herbert 95; STC 2107], folio (402 x 261mm.), Richard Jugge, 1572

Footnotes

  • The revised version of the 1569 edition containing a remarkable version of the Psalms where the Great Bible's and Bishops' translations are printed in parallel, with woodcut historiated initials showing scenes from Ovid's Metamorphoses.
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