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The Holy Bible: Containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised: By his Majesties speciall commandment. Appointed to be read in churches. PRECEDING THE HOLY BIBLE: ?The Book of Common Prayer And administration of the Sacraments...?, Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majestie..., 1642. FOLLOWING THE HOLY BIBLE: ?The Whole Book of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, Iohn Hopkins...?, London, Printed by A[braham]. M[iller]. for the Companie of Stationers. Cum privilegio Regis Regali, 1647. Apocrypha bound between The Old Testament and the New.
Printed at London: by the Assignes of John Bill, and Christopher Barker, Printers to the Kings most excellent Majesty. 1647 1647. Octavo, 168x110mm. In period black morocco binding with decorative gilt-ruled panelling on both boards incorporating decorative centre-piece and corner pieces of scrolls and flowers, all gilt. Initials 'A G' in left and right panels on both boards. Two small holes at foredge of both boards where ties once were. Slightly rubbed at extremities. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Ownership inscription on front paste-down: 'Martha Heath | Weston Corbett | 1827 | To[?] | William Jefferis', partially repeated on verso, with 'David Morrice[?] | 1881' in pencil beneath. Holy Bible: [736] pages; signatures: A-Z8, Aa-Zz8, Mm1 mis-bound between Mm2 and Mm3, the last leaf is blank. Royal coat of arms on verso of title-page. 'The New Testament' has separate dated title-page, register is continuous. Genealogical notes on verso of title-page: 'John Heath Juner Was Bornd April the 15th 1767 | Charles Heath Juner Was Bornd August the 30th 1768 | William Heath Juner Was Bornd December the 30th 1770 | Thomas Heath Juner Was Bornd June the 9th 1773'. Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), B2217. Herbert 597; Darlow & Moule 463 states ?No Apocrypha? and ESTC gives a collation which does not include one. ESTC R18138 reports four copies in the British Isles and two copies in North America. The separate Apocrypha [136] pages; signatures: [1], Oo-Xx8, Y3, is bound between The Old Testament and the New (between Mm6 and Mm7) in the Holy Bible. PRECEDING THE HOLY BIBLE: The Book of Common Prayer And administration of the Sacraments...: [104] pages; signatures: A-F8, G4. At foot of title: Cum privilegio. Ownership inscription 'M. Heath | 1882' at head of title-page. The engraved head-piece to the Psalter (D5) shows David with his harp. In two columns, roman. Griffiths p. 106, No.4. Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), B3613A. ESTC R11871. FOLLOWING THE HOLY BIBLE: The Whole Book of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, Iohn Hopkins, and others...: [10], 91, [3] pages; signatures: A-F8, G4, with musical notation. In two columns, roman. The last line of E5r ends 'rest and peace.'. Includes index. Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), B2422. ESTC R204881. With head- and tail-pieces and decorative initials throughout. Minimal light browning in places. Textblock slightly out of line. A crisp, clean and tight example in a very attractive period binding.(Further information and photographs available on request.)
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