February 2022 Catalogue

Splendid 18th-Century Bible And Book Of Common Prayer, With 51 Finely Engraved Plates 4. (BIBLE) The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. BOUND WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford, 1755. Thick quarto, contemporary full crushed burgundy morocco gilt. $7200. Click for more info Mid 18th-century editions of the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, extra-illustrated with engraved frontispieces and additional title pages, six engraved folding maps and plans and 51 finely engraved plates, elegantly bound together in full contemporary morocco-gilt. First published in 1611, the King James Bible is “the only literary masterpiece ever to be produced by a committee”; Macaulay praised it as “a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show thewhole extent of its beauty and power” (PMM 114). This copy extraillustrated with additional engraved frontispiece and title page, 51 engraved plates and six engraved folding plans and maps of “sacred geography.” Includes Apocrypha and separate New Testament title page. This Bible bound together with a contemporary edition of the Book of Common Prayer. This copy with additional engraved title pageandengraved frontispieceportrait of King George II. A contemporary edition (1752) of Downame’s Brief Concordance, first published 1630, is bound in at the end. Bible: Herbert 1110. Book of Common Prayer: Griffiths 1755:4. Engraved presentation page dated 1756. Armorial bookplate of Sir Graham Eden Hamond, admiral in the Royal Navy. Interior generally fine, contemporary morocco-gilt binding exceptionally beautiful. A lovely and impressive bible. February 2022 – 6 – Bauman Rare Books