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THE HOLY BYBLE ( BIBLE ) CONTEYNING THE OLDE AND NEWE TESTAMENT. Whereunto is joyned the whole service, used in the Church of England. 1577. Set foorth by aucthoritie
London, R. Jugge, Printer to the Queenes Majestie 1577.. Bishops' version, 1577, small 4to, approximately 205 x 155 mm, 8 x 6 inches, title page to New Testament and divisional titles to the second and third parts of the Old Testament, and to the Apocrypha have a patterned border with a small royal coat of arms at the top and a pelican feeding its young at the bottom, publisher's device on colophon with pelican and 2 allegorical figures, 1 half page woodcut of the Garden of Eden, 1 full page of the 12 tribes and the Tabernacle, 3 maps in the text and 2 full page maps, historiated initials, pages ruled in red, leaves: [36 of 40], 500, 581-592, 126, THE GENERAL TITLE, 2 FOLLOWING PRELIM LEAVES (Preface) AND SECOND LEAF OF "BOOKES" ARE MISSING, the jump in pagination (500-581) is in all copies, nothing is missing; collation: pi6 (-pi1-3 and pi-6), ***6, [cross]4, A-C8, A-Z8, Aa-Hh8, Ii4, KK-Zz8, Aaa-Sss8, Ttt4; A-P8, Q6. The NT is followed by The Metric Psalms printed in London by John Daye 1577, pages: (6), 1-98, (4), 99, (11), slightly misbound but complete. Bound in old panelled calf, rebacked with raised bands and gilt title and date, boards cornered in decorated brass with a single boss, small central decorated brass lozenge with single boss to both boards, decorated brass clasps, not matching and partially renewed at sometime, ornate gilt monogram to both boards: "C C", early endpapers retained. Inner paper hinges strengthened neatly with paper strip, ex college library with armorial bookplate on front pastedown stamped "Withdrawn", ink name with date 1748 on front endpaper, faint inscription on 2nd blank endpaper, 2 small rusty marks with hole at centre on first 2 endpapers, caused by nails in clasps, similar smaller marks on rear endpapers, first page of prelims (pi4 - A prayer) is dusty and stamped in red at top and bottom with the name of the college, top margins cropped throughout, affecting some running titles, fingermarks to many margins, small brown stain on pages 141v-142r, no loss of legibility, another on 255v-256 obscuring a few words, large pale brown stain on 176v, no loss, small piece missing from lower corner of Nnn1 with loss of a few words, a large lower corner missing from D6 (135 x 75 mm, 5" x 3") that is St. Luke Chapters IV and V, worming to lower margins of NT folios 23-39, sometimes touching bottom line of text, loss of 2 words on both sides of fo.27 and fo.29, large pale water stain from NT fo.23 to fo.105, small closed tear to lower corner of NT fo.78, no loss. A very good copy of an Elizabethan Bible. Darlow and Moule, No.112; Herbert page 85, No.150. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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