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The Holy Byble, conteining the Olde Testament and the Newe. Authorised and appointed to be read in churches
London: Christopher Barker, 1585. Good. 10 1/4 x 15 inches (text block only). Folio. Lacks leaves before leaf 8. Bible begins at leaf 8 - 536 (OT & Apocrypha) + 137 (NT). A4 + B (6 leaves) + [par.] (6 leaves) + 2[par.] (2 leaves) + A - Tttt (6 leaves) + Uuuu (8 leaves) (OT & Apocrypha) + A - Z (6 leaves) (NT). Small text loss to lower margin/corner of leaf 8, 288, 293, 391, 438 (OT) and 5, 80 (NT), closely cropped on foremargin with slight loss to some notes, more particularly at bottom. Psalter, gospels and epistles rather soiled and worn with closed marginal tears and old repairs. Occasional ink to the margins. Edges soiled. Also lacks 17, 18, 290 (OT), 75, 76 (NT), lower half of 291 (OT), lower one-third of 292, 297 (OT), 33, 106, 121 (NT). Increasing wear to margins towards the end of the New Testament, with 9 leaves following Y3 (title of Revelation) lacking, and a few leaves at the end loose. Separate title pages to Psalter and New Testament complete, outer half of Apocrypha title lacking. Herbert 188; ESTCS156. Boards present though detached and with numerous repairs and losses. Spine absent. A good though imperfect reading copy of the only edition after 1572 to contain the Psalter of the 1568 folio Bishop’s version rather than the BCP version.
      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
Last Found On: 2013-12-26           Check availability:      Biblio    

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