A Wonderful Contemporary Binding
[BIBLE IN ENGLISH. NEW TESTAMENT]. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Newly translated out of the original Greek: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties speciall command. Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Young, and Evan Tyler, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majestie, for the Kingdome of Scotland, 1642. [Bound together with:] [BIBLE IN ENGLISH]. The Whole Book of Psalmes, With the Prose in the Margin, according to the new Translation of the English Bible. Collected into English Meeter, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and others. Set forth and allowed to be sung in all Churches, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1649.
Two small octavo volumes bound in one (6 11/16 x 4 5/16 inches; 170 x 110 mm.). , 428, , [2, blank] pp. (The Whole Book of Psalmes; The New Testament unpaginated). Title within woodcut typographic border.
In a contemporary London binding of dark brown goatskin. Covers paneled in gilt, smooth spine paneled in gilt, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt. Silver cockleshell-shaped hasps attached to new leather straps and silver catch pins. Clasps. Minimal rubbing. Head of spine lightly chipped. Penciled signature of E. Cox on front flyleaf. Early ink signature of Ane [?] on second front flyleaf. Slight dampstain in the lower margin of the last twelve leaves. A wonderful example. Housed in a half black morocco clamshell case.
“This perhaps, is the N.T. belonging to an edition of the Bible of the same year. Lee (Memorial, p. 114) mentions a pocket Bible of this dated printed by Tyler” (Darlow & Moule).
Darlow & Moule 441. Lowndes, p. 187 (“A neat pocket Bible, printed in parts by Evan Tyler”). Wing B2646B and Wing B2436. Item #00710
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