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1678 HOLY BIBLE English FINE LEATHER BINDING Barker ANTIQUE Restoration Era BOOK
London: John Bill, Christopher Barker, Thomas Newcomb, Etc, 1678. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translation Diligently Compared and Revised. London: Printed by John Bill, Christopher Barker, Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hill, Printers to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, 1678. A beautiful Restoration Era quarto Bible, bound in a medieval style Victorian leather binding, with a stunning engraved title page, red ruled and clean throughout. Leather boards likely circa 1860 with blind borders, the spine the same although rebacked in the last 50 years or so, retaining the Victorian spine cover, with gilt date at the foot (original) and gilt title (recent addition), refreshed and with very light wear, a true gem. Page edges red. Interior and exterior quite clean and fresh, hinges intact and all pages bound and present, including both the engraved title and letterpress title page. Very minor corner restorations to the engraved title, else great. Red ruled throughout. Retains original endpapers as well as 19th century endpaper in front, inscribed as shown. Final leaf also inscribed. Newer endpapers before and after, as well as pastedowns. Bible measures roughly 8" x 10" x 2.75". Good luck!
Bookseller: ElevenElevenBooks Inc (mantosilver) [Spencerport, New York, US]
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