Holy Bible

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Holy Bible
Holy Bible
Holy Bible
Holy Bible
Holy Bible
Holy Bible

CAMBRIDGE “PREACHING BIBLE,” 1668, IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING

(BIBLE) (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER). The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. Cambridge: John Field, 1668. Quarto, contemporary full paneled red sheep, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $3800.

1668 Cambridge “Preaching Bible,” with engraved general title page, in handsome contemporary binding.

"This edition [of the King James Version, first published 1611] is sometimes known as the 'Preaching Bible,' being well adapted for pulpit use; it is printed in small type, with a very full page" (Darlow & Moule 548). Separate New Testament title page dated 1666. Includes Apocrypha. Bound with 1666 editions of Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins' popular and influential metrical psalter, and of the Book of Common Prayer. Herbert 697. Wing 2277. Griffiths 1666:1 (BCP). Early family notations to endpapers, with last leaf of Psalms with ownership lineage pasted to (blank) verso.

Text generally fine, with a bit of mild dampstaining to some leaves of the New Testament, expert restoration to Joints, headcaps, corners, and endpapers.

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