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First Edition Douay Bible - 1609/1610 - Bible - 1582. 
1st English Language Catholic Old Testament. First Catholic Old Test in England. In Doway a seminary was established for English Catholic exiles. Combined with Rheims NT of 1582. thus Douay Rheims Bible, English speaking Catholic standard for 350 years. Full old leather. paneled spines in 6 compartments over raised spines. Rare with both matching volumes together. Printed at Doway by Lawrence Kellam, at the sign of the Holie Lamb. Charles Buttlar (owner's inscription). Foreedge margins trimmed slightly affecting text on verso of few leaves; incoherent scribbling in brown ink on blank verso of final text leaf. The general title to both volumes are facsimile. and final leaf of first volume is facsimile.
[Bookseller: Cross and Crown Rare Books]
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