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The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New Newly translated out of the originall Tongues and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches


  • Publisher: London, Printed by John Field, one of His Highess's Printers 1658
London, Printed by John Field, one of His Highess's Printers 1658. 2 volumes (?ex 3). 12mo, 113 x 60 mms.,, unpaginated, collating A-Aa12 in volume 1, Bb - P12 Q5 for volume 2, with Q5r, Malachi, (the last of the Old Testament books), with a printed tail-iece, engraved title-page with figures of Moses and Aaron either side of the title, and engraved image of London at London Bridge as extant in 1658, on lower margin, ruled in red throughout, bound in dark red morocco, in the fanfare style, by Queen's Binder A, all edges gilt; 17mm. piece cuat from top margin of front free end-paper, title-pages almost detached at upper margin, tops and bases of spine slightly chipped, corners slightly worn, but a very good, if darkened, copy. A previous owner attributed the binding to the so-called "Queen's Binder A" (William Nott). There are certainly a number of Restoration fanfare bindings to be found on various databases of bindings from that period, but I didn't find one identical to the present one, though some of the tools are similar. Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B2253; Darlow & Moule (Rev. 1968), 664-665; ESTC R505043, locating copies in BL and Bodleian.

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