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London: Samuel Bagster, ca. 1860. 305 x 225 mm. (12 x 8 3/4"). 4 p.l., 96, 1001, [1], [2] leaves ("Family Register," blank), 1005-1338, xlvi pp. IMPRESSIVE CONTEMPORARY BLIND-STAMPED BROWN MOROCCO, covers with alternating rows of fleur-de-lys stamps and gothic ornaments separated by multiple plain rules, raised bands, spine compartments with similar tooling, gilt titling, two large and ornate brass clasps extending across the board panels, turn-ins with gilt guilloche roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and elaborately gauffered. With folding table of comparative chronology and five maps printed in colors. Front pastedown with large brown morocco presentation label inscribed in gilt to Rev. W. Acworth, Vicar of Plumstead, dated March 13, 1863. Traces of leather preservative to spine, a hint of wear to the leather, one of the maps slightly browned, but QUITE A FINE COPY, the text clean, fresh, and bright, and the binding remarkably well preserved, with shining brass clasps. This presentation copy of Bagster's critically significant Bible was bound in elaborately decorated morocco for presentation to a vicar who, judging from its condition, vigilantly treasured this gift. First printed in 1827, this Bible was the product of a collaboration between publisher Samuel Bagster, known for his polyglot Bibles, and orientalist William Greenfield. Intended for the serious scholar of scripture, it contains no fewer than 4,000 illustrative notes and 500,000(!) marginal references (along with a general introduction and index). Samuel Bagster (1772-1851) was an innovator in the … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
Verkäufer: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [United States]
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