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Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments - BIBLE - 1777. [1275191]
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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