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. INCOMPLETE. This is a brown leather Bible with gilt bands to spine, 13½ x 9 x 3 inches, boards detached and re-attached with clear tape to spine and 2 inch wide black adhesive vinyl to boards. The Bible is in two columns with side margins containing limited cross-references and alternative readings. Undated pictorial title page only at start, no conventional title page; Dedication page with small 5 at bottom and table of books of Bible on reverse; Old Testament text starts with signature A and ends with Zzz, last page of Job and pages with Psalms 1-30 are tatty round edges; Ecclesiastes 7 to Isaiah 7 very tatty with text incomplete and end of Ecclesiastes / beginning of Song of Solomon (probably 1 sheet) and part of Isaiah 7-10 (probably 1 sheet) missing altogether; margins of a few pages in Jeremiah and Daniel/Hosea damaged. Apocrypha starts with signature Aaa and ends Lll and is complete and intact apart from one slightly torn page. New Testament has what appears to be an old hand drawn reproduction of an original title page referring referring additionally to sellers Pitt, Leake and Guy and giving the date 1682, with a handwritten poem on reverse. Text starts with signature A and ends Oooo2, and is complete. Heavy staining to pages at end of John and beginning of Acts. Otherwise a few pages have tears and/or ink marks. 39 Articles. Index [& chronology] to Bible. These are followed by the latter part (some tattered/incomplete) of the Book of Common Prayer which at that time included various material relating to the Stuart kings James I, Charles I and II; also included are the Coverdale Psalms. The earlier part of Common Prayer is missing completely. At the end are the first few pages (up to Psalm 19) of the Sternhold and Hopkins metrical psalter, these pages being tattered but with text almost complete. Inside the back cover is written in old handwriting "Mrs Burnett, Dunrobin Glen". This Bible came to us from the Highlands of Scotland, despite being very much an English rather than a Scottish production. An opportunity to own a large KJV Bible from the same century as its original publication, with most of the Bible text intact, and the internal binding generally well held together.
Title: Holy Bible: Old Testament, Apocrypha, New Testament, Common Prayer, Psalms of David in Metre
Publisher: Oxford/London, Printed at ye Theatre in Oxford, Sold by P Parker at ye Leg and Star, against ye Royall Exchange in Cornhill: 1682
Book Condition: Poor
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 493290