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EMBROIDERED BINDING -- BIBLE, IN ENGLISH. The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Edinburgh: Robert Bryson, 1641. -- The Whole Booke of Psalmes. London: I.L. for the Company of Stationers, 1643.
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EMBROIDERED BINDING -- BIBLE, IN ENGLISH. The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Edinburgh: Robert Bryson, 1641. -- The Whole Booke of Psalmes. London: I.L. for the Company of Stationers, 1643.

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EMBROIDERED BINDING -- BIBLE, IN ENGLISH. The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Edinburgh: Robert Bryson, 1641. -- The Whole Booke of Psalmes. London: I.L. for the Company of Stationers, 1643.

2 works in one volume, 24º (109 x 50mm). First title with typographical border, woodcut initials and other typographical ornaments. (Title creased, some marginal browning, occasional waterstains, X6 torn with slight loss to bottom lines.) Contemporary embroidered binding worked in various colours with tapestry-stitch, both covers displaying flowers with birds and insects interspersed, and with border of silver thread, spine divided into five compartments filled with alternating flowers, gilt edges (16mm. tear along front joints, and 10mm. tear to rear joints, losses to the metal thread border, rubbing at extremities, three flowers on spine with colour faded). Provenance: Edwards or Edwardes, baronets, of Shrewsbury (bookplate) -- Mary Edwards, 1759 (inscription on front pastedown) -- Margarett Haynes (signature on front blank) -- presumably by descent to Sir Henry Hope Edwardes (1829-1900), 10th Baronet.

A CHARMING EMBROIDERED BINDING, the Shropshire provenance suggesting that it is more likely to be English than Scottish in origin. The only institutional copy recorded of this edition of the New Testament is in the National Library of Scotland (imperfect). Wing B-2645A and B- 2394.
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