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1582 FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ROMAN CATHOLIC NEW TESTAMENT IN ENGLISH, NOTED THEOLOGIAN JOHN EADIE’S PERSONAL COPY

BIBLE. New Testament of Jesus Christ. Rhemes, 1582. Very scarce first edition of the important Rheims New Testament, the first Roman Catholic version in English, translated from the Vulgate. The copy of noted biblical scholar and pastor John Eadie. $29,000.

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“THE BISHOPS’ BIBLE,” 1575 FIRST SMALL FOLIO EDITION

(BIBLE). The Holy Byble. London, 1575.

Sixth edition (first small folio edition) of the “Bishops’ Bible”—the Anglican translation commissioned to check the Geneva Bible’s influence and “considered one of the great achievements of the 16th century” (J. Paul Getty Museum, A Thousand Years of the Bible, 70)—with much woodcut ornamentation, complete in contemporary reverse paneled calf boards. $19,000.

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FULKE’S POLEMICAL PARALLEL EDITION OF THE RHEIMS NEW TESTAMENT AND THE BISHOPS’ BIBLE, 1589

BIBLE. The Text of the New Testament of Jesus Christ. London, 1589.

First edition of Fulke's parallel presentation of the Rheims New Testament and the Bishops' Bible—"an invaluable assistant to the Protestant divine" (Allibone, 641)—intended to show the superiority of the latter to the former but inadvertently setting the stage for the Rheims Testament's influence on the King James Bible. Handsomely bound in full 17th-century calf-gilt. $18,500.

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“A SPLENDID WORK… ORNAMENTED WITH FINE ENGRAVINGS”

(BIBLE). Holy Bible. London, 1800. Six volumes. Magnificently illustrated first edition of the Macklin Bible, handsomely bound by C. Kalthoeber of London in six massive volumes and illustrated with 70 splendid full-page copper-engraved plates after Artaud, Cosway, Fuseli, Reynolds, Stothard, Westall and other noted artists, and over 100 additional vignette head- and tailpieces. $15,000.

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“IF EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LANGUAGE SHOULD PERISH, IT WOULD ALONE SUFFICE…”: 1727 OXFORD KING JAMES BIBLE, WITH CONTEMPORARY BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, ILLUSTRATED WITH 260 ENGRAVINGS BY JOHN STURT AND SIX FOLDING MAPS, IN HANDSOME FULL CONTEMPORARY “COTTAGE ROOF” BINDING

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1727. Two volumes.

Impressive 1727 Oxford quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, illustrated with six folding maps of “sacred geography” and 260 fine engravings by John Sturt “from designs of the greatest masters,” beautifully bound together with a 1726 Book of Common Prayer, concordances and metrical psalter in a stunning elaborate morocco binding gilt-tooled in a “cottage roof” design. $9200.

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“A LIBRARY OF DIVINITY”: HANDSOMELY BOUND FIRST EDITION OF D’OYLY AND MANT’S POPULAR ILLUSTRATED STUDY BIBLE, WITH 64 ENGRAVED PLATES AND COPIOUS ANGLICAN NOTES

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1817. Three volumes.

Second edition of D’Oyly and Mant’s “valuable annotated Bible” (DNB), featuring the venerable King James text accompanied by extensive notes from the Church of England’s “most eminent writers,” splendidly illustrated with 64 engraved plates—many after the paintings of old masters and including nine fine engraved maps, two folding—and handsomely bound in full straight-grain morocco-gilt. $8500.

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“CONCEIVED HARMONIOUSLY AND MADE BEAUTIFULLY”

(NONESUCH PRESS) BIBLE. The Holy Bible. London, 1924-27. Five volumes.

Splendid private-press limited edition of the Bible, this copy one of only 75 unnumbered sets on Arnold unbleached rag paper and bound in vellum. A splendid production typeset by Nonesuch founder Francis Meynell, illustrated with five beautifully engraved title pages by Stephen Gooden, and handsomely printed by Frederick Hall at the Oxford University Press. $7500.

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MAGNIFICENTLY BOUND 1678 KING JAMES BIBLE AND BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

BIBLE. Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. London, 1678.

17th-century editions of the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, hand-ruled in red, with additional engraved title page, splendidly bound together in full contemporary Restoration binding, possibly the work of either the Queen's binder A or the Queen's binder B. $6500.

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“IF EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LANGUAGE SHOULD PERISH,

IT WOULD ALONE SUFFICE…”: EARLY FOLIO KING JAMES BIBLE, 1639, WITH THREE FULL-PAGE WOOD ENGRAVINGS, IN HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY CALF

BIBLE. The Holy Bible. London, 1639.

1639 edition of the venerable King James Bible—“the most celebrated book in the English-speaking world” (Campbell, 1)— with three intricate full-page engraved leaves (general and New Testament title pages and illustration of the Garden of Eden), handsome in contemporary calf boards. $6500.

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SPLENDIDLY BOUND OXFORD KING JAMES BIBLE, 1740,WITH CONTEMPORARY PRAYER BOOK, ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER 200 FINE ENGRAVINGS AFTER JOHN STURT

BIBLE. Holy Bible; Book of Common Prayer. London, 1740, 1744, 1739. Early 18th-century edition of the King James Bible, copiously illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of George II, 200 delicate copper-plates (four each on 50 interleaved sheets) re-engraved by John Cole after images created by master engraver John Sturt, and six folding maps, beautifully bound in contemporary full red morocco gilt. $6000.

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FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF THE 42-LINE GUTENBERG BIBLE

BIBLE. Biblia Sacra [The Gutenberg Bible, First American]. New York, 1961. Two volumes.

Splendid first American edition of Gutenberg’s celebrated 42-line Bible, reproducing the text and illumination from copies in Germany, one of only 1000 copies produced, impressive in deluxe full morocco-gilt binding. $5500.

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“VERY FAR FROM FAULTLESS”—YET VERY FINELY BOUND

BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. London, 1813. Two volumes.

Distinguished 1813 quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, beautifully bound as two volumes in contemporary full straight-grain morocco-gilt. $5500.

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“IF EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LANGUAGE SHOULD PERISH, IT WOULD ALONE SUFFICE…”

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1727, 1726. Impressive 1727 Oxford quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, handsomely bound together with a 1726 Book of Common Prayer and Sternhold and Hopkins’ psalter in contemporary gilt-decorated morocco. $4800.

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SUPERBLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED THREE-VOLUME FOLIO BIBLE, WITH 106 FINE COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS

(BIBLE) (RIDER, William, editor). Christian’s Family Bible. London, 1763-67. Three volumes. Splendid illustrated 18th-century three-volume folio edition of the Bible, the first to be edited and revised by Rev. William Rider, with 97 fine full-page engravings and nine engraved maps, very handsomely bound in period-style calf-gilt bindings. $4500.

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EARLY 19TH–CENTURY BRITISH FAMILY BIBLE, WITH OVER 80 ENGRAVED PLATES

WRIGHT, Paul. British Family Bible. London, 1800.

Illustrated, early 19th-century family Bible (circa 1800), with the magisterial King James text and 82 copper-engraved plates including allegorical frontispiece, distinguished in full contemporary tree calf. $4500.

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19TH-CENTURY ILLUSTRATED BIBLE IN WELSH, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND

BIBLE. Bibl yr Addoliad Teuluaidd [Bible in Welsh]. London and New York, circa 1880.

Victorian edition of the "Family Worship Bible" in Welsh, with engraved vignette title page, frontispiece, and 45 folio engraved illustrations, beautifully bound with brass furniture. $3500.

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HANDSOMELY BOUND THREE-VOLUME ANGLICAN ANNOTATED FAMILY BIBLE, 1826, ILLUSTRATED WITH 55 ENGRAVED PLATES AND NINE ENGRAVED MAPS

BIBLE. The Holy Bible, According to the Authorized Version. Oxford, 1826. Three volumes. Three-volume, illustrated, 1826 Oxford Family Bible, profusely annotated by “the most eminent writers” of the Church of England, splendidly illustrated with numerous engraved plates, many after the paintings of old masters, and including several fine engraved maps, most handsomely bound. $2800.

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"THIS IS WHAT THE LORD HAS COMMANDED TO BE DONE"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from Medieval Bible. England, circa 1240.

Large illuminated leaf from a 13th-century English Bible, scribed in Latin and taken from Leviticus 2-11, with eight one-line initials, eight one-line numerals, a heading, and elaborate scrollwork, all in red and blue. $2500.

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HANDSOME EARLY 13TH-CENTURY ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A FRENCH BIBLE FEATURING TEXT FROM LETTERS "F" AND "G" OF ITS LEXICON, WITH RED INITIAL AND BLUE SCROLLWORK

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from Medieval Bible. France, circa 1220.

Lovely illuminated leaf from an early 13th-century French Bible, scribed in Latin and taken from its lexicon (letters "F" and "G"), with one two-line initial in red and blue scrollwork. $2000.

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IMPRESSIVE ILLUSTRATED JAMIESON FOLIO BIBLE, HANDSOMELY BOUND

(BIBLE) JAMIESON, Robert, editor. Holy Bible. London, 1870.

Large illustrated Victorian family Bible, presenting the text of the King James version with editor Robert Jamieson's extensive commentary, and illustrated with vignette title pages, 37 steel-engraved plates after old masters—including four after the epic paintings of John Martin—and one map, sumptuously bound. $2000.

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1839 EDITION OF HAWEIS’ COPIOUSLY ANNOTATED STUDY BIBLE, ILLUSTRATED WITH 14 ENGRAVED PLATES, HANDSOMELY BOUND

(BIBLE) HAWEIS, Thomas. Evangelical Expositor. Glasgow, 1839. Three volumes bound as two.

Later edition of Haweis’ extensive, evangelical commentary on Scripture, presented within the biblical text itself, illustrated with 14 engraved plates (including five maps), handsomely bound by Carss. $1100.

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