Lot 75

[Bible, English].-

[The Holy Bible], 2 parts in one with continuous pagination, woodcut floriated initials, head and tailpieces, double column, black letter, pages enclosed within rules, NT woodcut titles within heart shaped borders (variant with ‘Testament’ spelled correctly and xylographic ‘Cum priuilegio’ at foot), cut and pasted onto blank leaves at start, and before zz, with tear affecting woodcut, lacking all before a4, oo3-zz (apocrypha), small marginal repair to Iii6, light browning, dust soiling and marking throughout, occasional marginalia in a contemporary hand, including signature of Tom Venable on first text leaf, [STC (2nd ed.), 2337.3; Darlow & Moule (1903), 417], Robert Barker & John Bill, 1639 [bound with] The Whole Book of Psalmes, Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sterhold, John Hopkins, & others…, title within woodcut border, ornaments, printed music, annotations by Thomas Thornhill, light browning, heavier at end, last leaf torn and chipped, [Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B2381], Printed by G.M. for the Companie of Stationers, 1641, contemporary calf boards with original metal bosses and later brass clasps, gilt lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers, rebacked, new endpapers, upper board detached, rubbed and scuffed, some restoration, 4to.

Estimate: £300-£400