BIBLE, OLD TESTAMENT, Irish. Leabhuir na Seintiomna ... The Books of the Old Testament translated into Irish by the Care and Diligence of Doctor William Bedel. London: 1685. [Bound with:] NEW TESTAMENT. Tiomna Nuadh ar dTighearna agus Slanaightheora Iosa Criosd. London: Robert Everingham, 1681.
Two works in one volume, 4° (232 x 180mm). Printed in Irish type, small woodcut initials. (Old Testament without leaf of Irish alphabet before title; New Testament lacks the first blank and without the five leaves of English preface; the Irish preface bound after title of first work; some leaves with paper flaws or mainly marginal tears, a few upper margins restored, but generally not affecting text; very minor foxing.) 18th-century dark blue morocco gilt, panelled covers blocked with roll-tools and crowned cornerpieces, spine gilt in compartments, edges gilt. Provenance: Mount Stuart bookplate.
FIRST EDITION of the Old Testament in Irish and second edition of the New. Wing B-2759A & 2759C; Darlow & Moule 5534 & 5533