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.