BIBLE, in English--The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New. London: Robert Barker and the assigns of John Bill, '1633' [colophon dated 1634]. Titles to Old and New Testaments, each with woodcut borders. Woodcut royal arms, head- and tailpieces, and initials. Text in one and 2 columns. (Variable light browning and spotting, occasional inkmarking.) Herbert 486. [Bound with:]
The Booke of Common Prayer. London: Robert Barker and the assigns of John Bill, '1633' [colophon dated 1632]. Woodcut royal arms on title. Woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. Text in 2 columns. (Variable light browning and spotting, title chipped at edges, small hole in C4.) STC 16391. [And:]
J[ohn] S[PEED] [sic] (1552-1629). The Genealogies. [London: F. Kingston, ?1632-1635.] Title with type ornament border. 34 full-page woodcut genealogies and double-page woodcut map of Canaan. Woodcut initials. Text in one and 2 columns. (Very light browning.) STC 23039d.14. [And:]
The Booke of Psalmes, collected into English meeter, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others. London: J. L[egat]. for the Company of Stationers, 1633. Woodcut title ornament. Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Typographic music. Text in 2 columns. (Variable light browning and occasional spotting, paper flaw in A8 causing loss.) STC 2640.
4 works in one volume, 4° (228 x 169mm). Contemporary London binding of brown goatskin gilt, boards with all-over pattern of repeated hatched diamond lozenges alternating with diamond-shaped flower and dot tools, initials 'EW' in central 2 lozenges of each board, borders of double dog's-tooth rolls, board edges gilt, spine gilt in compartments, each decorated with diamond-shaped flower and dot tools enclosed within 4 rose tools and 2 hatched diamonds, upper compartment with initials 'EW', gilt edges (a little rubbed, lacking ties, a few unobtrusive wormholes, resewn). Provenance: E.W. (binding) -- Egerton family (bookplate with crest) -- J. Egerton (booklabel on upper pastedown below bookplate) -- Caroline Swinfen, Trelydon, 15 August 1822 (inscription on upper pastedown).
AN UNCOMMON LONDON BINDING, DECORATED WITH AN ALL-OVER PATTERN OF DIAMOND LOZENGES. For two similar London bindings, see Maggs Bros Bookbinding in the British Isles, catalogue 1075, pt i, 41 (on D. Featley et al. \KQrhnoikoV\k (London: 1640)) and Foot Davis Gift II, 98 (on \KEikon Basilikh\k ([London]: 1648).