The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New;
Newly translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised By his Majesties speciall commandment; [bound after:] The Book of Common Prayer And Administration of the Sacraments: And other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England; [both bound before:] The whole book of Psalmes: collected into English meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and others. Set forth and allowed to be sung in all churches, of all the people together, before and after morning and evening prayer, and also before and after sermons: & moreover in private houses for their godly solace and comfort, laying apart all ungodly songs and ballades: which tend onely to the nourishing of vice, and corrupting of youth.London: Henry Hills and John Field; [publisher not stated]; Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1660; 1660; 1661 Stock Code: 128840
A complete Restoration BibleAn attractively bound copy of the Bible, Book of Common Prayer and Psalms, all dating from the time of the Restoration. It is difficult to find copies of these texts from this period complete and in good condition. The Bible is one of two issues of that year, this distinguished by the presence of the Apocrypha, here bound between the Old and New Testaments.
3 works bound in 1 volume, octavo (166 x 109 mm). 19th-century black morocco, spine lettered in gilt and richly gilt to compartments, covers panelled with gilt rules, gilt edges, marbled endpapers.
Additional engraved title page for bible; all ruled in red.
Contemporary female ownership signature to title page of BCP, 19th and 20th century bookplate to pastedown and front free endpaper, pencilled transcript of section of hymn to front free endpaper. Very minor wear to head of spine, light abrasion to rear cover, front joint beginning to split at foot though still firm, closely cropped at times occasionally impinging on text, a couple of instances of very minor foxing, a few trivial short closed tears and tiny chips. The bible has minor chipping without loss to engraved title, top corner of Ii2 almost detached affecting 3 words, repaired chip to first leaf of Apocrypha with slight loss and 3cm closed tear at foot of E6. A very good copy.
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