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Holy Bible. WITH: The Book of Common Prayer - BIBLE - 1818. 
1818 - BIBLE. The Holy Bible, According to the Authorized Version". (Three volumes). WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford: The Clarendon Press and W. Baxter, 1818, 1825. Four volumes. Thick folio (10 by 12-1/2 inches), contemporary full black morocco gilt, raised bands, broad gilt-decorated dentelles, all edges gilt. $4800.Third edition of D'Oyly and Mant's three-volume, copiously annotated study edition of the King James Bible, illustrated with 55 engraved plates""many after the paintings of old masters""and nine engraved maps (two double-page) on rose-colored stock, together with the third edition of Mant's edition of the Book of Common Prayer, four volumes uniformly and handsomely bound in full contemporary gilt-decorated morocco.Archbishop of Canterbury Charles Manners-Sutton charged his domestic chaplains George D'Oyly and Richard Mant with preparing this extensively annotated edition of the King James Bible, the most influential and enduring of English Bible translations (first published 1611). "Manners-Sutton took an important part in that revival of church life which characterised the epoch," including his part in guiding the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), the oldest Anglican missionary organization (founded 1698). D'Oyly served as the SPCK's treasurer and "was well known in his day as a theologian". and an admirable parish priest." Co-editor Mant "was an indefatigable writer". the bibliography of his publications occupies over five pages in the British Museum Catalogue." "The annotated Bible prepared by D'Oyly and Mant". still retains considerable popularity. It was followed by an edition of the prayer-book (1820), on a somewhat similar plan, by Mant alone" (DNB). "The reader who may consult [D'Oyly and Mant's Bible] will rarely be disappointed". [It] may be pronounced to be a library of divinity" (Horne, 262). Illustrated with nine engraved maps and plans (two folding) and 55 engraved plates highlighting some of the most dramatic moments of Scriptural narrative. Includes Apocrypha. Bound with the 1818 edition of Bellamy's Concordance. First published 1814; the second edition, apparently identical to this, appeared in 1817. See Darlow & Moule 1072; Herbert 1658 (second edition). Griffiths 1825:20 (prayer book). Original owner's monogram in gilt on front pastedown of each volume.About-fine condition. A wonderful set in contemporary morocco-gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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