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BREECHES BIBLE 1580 Herbert 164
1580 Bible identified as Herbert 164The entire book has been checked against Herbert 164 and missing signatures noted.BINDING.LEATHER OVER BOARDS. 5-RIBBED SPINE CRUDELY STITCHED AS IN SCAN. AND LOOSE BUT ENTIRELY SECURE. LEATHER FLAPS ENDING IN BRASS MALES TO MATE WITH BRASS FEMALES AT BACK BINDING.SIZE IN MILLIMETERSMEASURED TYPE-WIDTH; THUS FROM TOP OF PAGE TITLING TO BOTTOM OF CUE WORD: HEIGHT 194 (HERBERT 195), WIDTH 134 (HERBERT 135) AND THICKNESS EXCLUSIVE OF COVERS ABOUT 800.DOUBLE COLUMS 70 LINES WITH SIGNATURES NUMBERED AT BOTTOM. AT TOP, PAGE CUT CLOSE SO THAT LEAF NUMBERS NOT ALWAYS VISIBLE..Psalmes of David of that Translation which is commonly used in the churchThis is the start of the book and is signature C7, which suggests 12 missing from front of book. 48 leaves ending xxx1st day signature f5a FINISGodly Prayers f6b to f8b. On f8b FINIS and the Christopher Barker Tigre Reo etc.OLD TESTAMENTComplete 378 leaves. All signatures there. The ende of the Prophets with small decoration below.APOCRYPHAComplete 78 leaves. All signatures there. The Ende of ApocryphaNext should be signature *1,*ii which would be cover title of NT. *iii,*iiii are there anD constitute Certaine Questions etc. Ending with decorative woodcut, and one page of Names and Orders of all the books.NEW TESTAMENTComplete 121 leaves, Signatures Aaaa to Pppp. The Ende Followed by Royal Arms with dragon and lion and below that Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Majestie. Anno 1580.Next page blank as in Herbert and with many manuscript signatures written in 1732. On verso are nine lines of manuscriptTWO RIGHT PROFITABLE CONCORDANCESThe first leaf has bottom half missing. Ten complete to signature L. Signature M is missing 2,3,4,5,6, where pages have been rebound in. The rest is complete except that signature V7 is torn, half missing. The M missing leaves are part of the second alphabet..Then FINIS Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes Maieste. Cum privilegio Regie Maiestatis. Verso blank with names of former owners. OFFERS INVITEDMETRIC PSALMES First page torn, half missing.. This and next two leaves are not numbered. Thereafter pages are numbered recto and verso to page 94The book is wrapped in/prorected by a vellum deed that is only partially readable and related to land.(That is why I state there is a dust jacket) I purchased this book in the 1950s in the village of Cookham, together with other oldies. This and a 1824 religious book have the name of the Cooke family, the religious book inscribed by William H Cooke undated, by Charles Cooke July 25th 1843, and by an earlier Cooke in 1839. The name Cooke appears several times in the bible.MANUSCRIPT NAMES OF THE "Daniel Andrewes... HIS BOOK" TYPE. ROUGH EDGES.
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