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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 682

    The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New: Perused and diligently corrected. London: Christopher Barker, 1585. 2 volumes bound in one, 2°. Title within elaborate woodcut baroque border, genealogies, calendar printed in red and black, full-page woodcut illustration of the Garden of Eden within elaborate baroque border (illustrated), printed in double column throughout, initials, titles to Psalms and Apocrypha within elaborate woodcut baroque borders, small woodcut map of The Holy Land (marginal hole in first leaf of genealogies, [Av] torn without loss, ?lacking title to New Testament [Ai], some staining and spotting). 17th-century diced calf, covers with gilt roll-tool border, spine gilt in compartments (some wear to spine, corners rubbed, some scuffing to covers). Provenance: Mos. ?Cayley (early signature on front free endpaper). STC 2146; Darlow & Moule 188; Herbert 188. Bishops' Version.

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    The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New: Perused and diligently corrected. London: Christopher Barker, 1585. 2 volumes bound in one, 2°. Title within elaborate woodcut baroque border, genealogies, calendar printed in red and black, full-page woodcut illustration of the Garden of Eden within elaborate baroque border (illustrated), printed in double column throughout, initials, titles to Psalms and Apocrypha within elaborate woodcut baroque borders, small woodcut map of The Holy Land (marginal hole in first leaf of genealogies, [Av] torn without loss, ?lacking title to New Testament [Ai], some staining and spotting). 17th-century diced calf, covers with gilt roll-tool border, spine gilt in compartments (some wear to spine, corners rubbed, some scuffing to covers). Provenance: Mos. ?Cayley (early signature on front free endpaper). STC 2146; Darlow & Moule 188; Herbert 188. Bishops' Version.


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that The New Testament title, described as ?lacking, is actually present, but it has been bound in the place of the general title which is lacking.

    The letterpress portion of this leaf (i.e. 'The New Testament' etc) has been overlaid with the letterpress portion of an early general title ('The Holy Bible' etc) possibly from this or another early edition.