Lot 42 of 429:
Preaching Bible 1668  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$390
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
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 reprised by His Majesties speciall command. Appointed to be read in churches.
Author:
Place:
Cambridge
Publisher:
Printed by John Field, Printer to the Universitie
Date:
1668
Description:

Unpaginated, approximately 400 pp. Engraved title page, a few woodcut initials. Printed in double columns. (4to) 23x17 cm (9x6½"), period paneled tree calf, gilt-decorated spine, all edges gilt.

Inscription on fist blank page surrounded by decoratively inked borders: "Mary Kemeys her book given her by the last will of her own mother who deceased April 3 Ann: 1699." "This edition is sometimes known as the 'Preaching Bible,' being well adapted for pulpit use: it is printed in small type, with a very full page" - Herbert.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Wear to boards with some loss to gilt, leather of inner panels mostly lacking, spine gilt largely rubbed away, rubbing to extremities; hinges cracked, a few gatherings loose but holding, a few closed tears; good.
 
Item number:
306872
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