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1562 GREAT BIBLE FOLIO - HISTORIC PROVENANCE
1562 - FIRST AUTHORIZED PRINTING AFTER THE ACESSION OF ELIZABETH I. This copy belonged to the family of the Right Reverend Robert Skinner, Bishop of Bristol, Oxford. "For this edition Harrison was fined for printing without licence" Herbert 117. Excerpt from the writings "This volume "The Byble Cranmer Harrison 1562" Skinner (Skynner) was the LAST Bishop appointed by Charles I. While Bishop of Oxford he joined with eleven of his brethern in a Protest against the proceedings of the Parliament in consequence of which he was committed to the Tower. He alone of all the Bishops remained in his Diocese during the troublesome time of the Commonwealth, reading every Sunday.preaching and confirming children and ordaining such as would accept orders in a ruined Church, so as to have men to fill the pulpits, when, as he always believed a "Restoration" would take place; and indeed when he died in 1670 ten years after the Restoration of Charles II, he had ordanined more priests than all the surviving Bishops put together. He was buried in Worcester Catherdral. Bound tooled full-leather with gilt and gauffered page edges. Lacking genearl Title& preliminary. Adam & Eve engraving, verso, the names of all books.Bible otherwise complete New testament Title. pages VGC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Cross & Crown Rare Books]
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