Lot 307

Bible, English

The Byble in Englyshe of the Largest and greatest volume, 4 parts and New Testament in 1, Great Bible version, lacks b8, A1 [part 2 title], Hhh3, Mm6 [last leaf], general title, 2 part titles [of 3] and N.T. title in woodcut borders, titles and calendar in red and black, woodcuts in the text, general title loose, trimmed at head and holed with some loss and loose, next 5 ff. with small tears and tipped in, tears to A2, G7, O5 [lower corner clipped], CC2 & 8, Aaa1 [part 4 title, without loss], Eee3-6 [some marginal repairs], Ee8 [fore-edge margin trimmed], Ff4, Mm5 [last surviving f, verso scuffed and partly adhering to fly-leaf], Mm4 loose, upper margins trimmed with some loss to headlines, some other minor marginal tears, some staining and marking, 19th century vellum, gilt rules on covers, spine gilt with crests of the Monarch, the Prince of Wales and Parliament, black morocco title and date labels, little scuffed and marked, marbled endpapers, without front free endpaper, folio, Rycharde Grafton, 1541.

*** The Fourth Great Bible, the issue with catchword ‘geueth’ on Ee3 (N.T. f. 35), issued after Cromwell’s execution, with his arms carefully removed from general and N.T. titles.

Estimate: £4,000-£6,000