ENGLISH BIBLE

The Holy Bible…[with] The Book of Common Prayer,…[with] The Whole Book of Psalms,…

London, Printed for George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, …, 1806; Oxford, Printed by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, …, 1786; Oxford, Printed by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, …, 1787.

£600

Large 4to. No pagination. Double-column text. Roman letter, little Italic. Bible bound with two earlier works: BCP with small vignette on title-page (arms of the University of Oxford) and final psalter. Very light marginal age toning, some spotting throughout, stain on verso of title-page and recto of second leaf. Front endpaper with unclear ms. ownership note: “Anne Themneys?…, August the 13th 1822 / This Book belongs to the…Room”. Handwritten initials on t-p: “C. K.” to the top and “K. Sep.tbr 16th 1806 T.” Marbled pastedowns and endpapers, contemporary green straightgrain morocco, triple fillet gilt along cover edges internally opposed to a blind-tooled fillet flanked by half flowers and triangles rolls, blind-stamped fleurons to corners, ribbon-twist roll gilt to foreedges and gilt lines of plumes and dots entwined to turn-ins. Large single fillet roll panels on centre of boards with quarter sun in splendour tool at inner corners, blind-tooled fillets flanked by half flowers and triangles alternated in a sequence repeated both inwardly and outwardly. Gilt title to spine, divided into six compartments with raised bands, gilt fillets and blind-stamped vine leaf meanders; decoration of blind-stamped floral motives (buds, branches and lilies), forming an eyeshaped oval, filled with dots and a central gilt circle, fashioned like a pupil and surrounded by four smaller gilt circles. Joints to the back cover, starting, a.e.g.

Darlow and Moule, 997.