LOVELY MID-19TH CENTURY KING JAMES BIBLE AND BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1857, 1856. Two volumes. 12mo, contemporary full black pebbled morocco, gilt-decorated spines and covers, raised bands, all edges gilt. Housed together in a morocco box with wallet flap. $1100.
Victorian edition of the venerable King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, two volumes in very handsome contemporary full morocco-gilt by Hayday.
First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the impact of the King James Version on piety, language and literature is incalculable. Without Apocrypha. Early owner ink signature dated 1859.
Expert restoration to morocco box. A lovely pair of volumes in fine condition.