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THE HOLY BIBLE containing the Old and New Testament. ( Lady Raglan's copy ).
Printed at ye Theatre in Oxford : s.n. sold by M. Pitt at ye Angel in St. Pauls Churchyard 1683 - Dated 1683 from New Testament title page. Authorized version, no Apocrypha, second English Bible printed at Oxford, the first printed there in 1675. 4to in eights, approximately 230 x 175 mm, 9¼ x 6¾ inches, printed in double column, ruled in red throughout, engraved general title page but this has been taken and inserted from a first edition copy: "it represents the Transfiguration above a mountain inscribed Mt. Tabor Matt.17.1; across the centre is a label The Holy Bible; in the foreground are seated two symbolical female figures. on the base of a broken column to the left are the words At the Theatre in Oxon" (Darlow and Moule Volume I, page 224, No.566), lacking letterpress title page to Old Testament (pi1), no pagination, collation: A1, A8, B-3H8, 3I2; 4A-4Q8, 4R6; A-D4 (Index). The Index is followed by An Exact Concordance by John Jackson, printed in Cambridge by John Field, 1668, collation: pi1, B-3C2. Bound in contemporary black calf, wide ornate gilt border to covers, gilt decorated lozenge at centre, expertly rebacked with original richly gilt backstrip laid on, gilt raised bands, no lettering or label, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine gilt very dull, corner of boards very slightly worn, Lady Raglan has signed the verso front endpaper twice, once as Lady FitzRoy Somerset in 1851 and again later as Lady Raglan after her famous husband was made Baron Raglan in 1852, small closed tear to 2 margins, neatly repaired with archival tape, small chip to lower edge of Y6, no loss of text, large closed tear across 3D5, neatly repaired with no loss, tiny chip to lower corner of 2P6 and 4Q4, a few tiny ink spots to 2P8, no loss of legibility, light browning to some pages of Concordance. A very good tight clean copy (engraved title replaced with a first edition engraved title, lacking letterpress title to O.T. as noted). Title page to N.T. on fo. 4A1 with a cut of royal arms: The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, newly translated out of the original Greek, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesties special command. Appointed to be read in churches. Oxford, printed at the Theater, and are to be sold by Moses Pitt, at the Angel in St. Pauls Church-yard, Peter Parker, at the Leg and Star over against the Royal Exchange in Cornhil, Thomas Guy, at the Oxford Arms on the west-side of the Royal Exchange, Ann Leake over against Dean-street in Fetter-lane, London. M DC LXXXIII. Darlow and Moule, Volume I, page 235, No.618; Herbert, No.784. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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