BIBLE, in English, Bishops' Version, 1602
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BIBLE, in English, Bishops' Version, 1602
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BIBLE, in English, Bishops' Version, 1602
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BIBLE, in English, Bishops' Version
[The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New], black letter, New Testament and Apocrypha titles within wide decorative borders, woodcut map of of the journey of St. Paul on 4G3, decorative initials, lacks general title and 7 preliminary leaves, page 394 and 3 leaves towards end, approximately 30 leaves seemingly inserted from other copies or cut down, 2 leaves with long tears repaired, some dampstaining, contemporary blindstamped calf over wooden boards, brass cornerpieces and central boss on covers, lacks clasps, early rebacking, worn [STC 2188; Herbert 271], folio, [Robert Barker, 1602], sold not subject to return


  • "The last edition of the Bishop's Bible... presumably used by King James' translators as the basis of their new edition" (Herbert). See illustration at page 4.
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