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Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments - BIBLE - 1777. 
1777 - BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testament; with Notes, Explanatory, Critical and Practical. London: J. Fry, 1777. Folio (12-1/2 by 19-1/2 inches), contemporary full black straight-grain morocco gilt rebacked with original spine neatly laid down, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4500.Lovely, very tall 18th-century folio printing of King James Bible, handsomely bound in full straight-grain morocco-gilt."If everything else in our language should perish, [the King James Bible] would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power" (Macaulay). The King James Bible, first published in 1611, is "the only literary masterpiece ever to be produced by a committee and was the work of nearly 50 translators". [who] lived at a period when the genius of the language was in full flower" (PMM 114). With Index. Darlow & Moule 921. Herbert 1253. Bookplate.Interior quite clean. Handsome contemporary morocco-gilt binding nicely restored and in excellent condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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