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The Holy Bible,

containing the Old and New Testaments: newly translated out of the original tongues... stereotype edition.

Stock Code 110847

Oxford, Printed at the Clarendon Press by J. Cooke and S. Collingwood, 1818

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A charming Georgian stereotype bible, handsomely bound in contemporary red morocco gilt.

'William Ged (1690-1749), the inventor of stereotyping, obtained in 1731 a contract for printing Prayer Books and Bibles for Cambridge University. But he completed only two Prayer Books, and surrendered his lease in 1738. Thwarted at every turn by trade jealousy, he failed in all his attempts to establish a business. "Subsequently Andrew Wilson, the Earl of Stanhope's practical man, starting where Ged left off, worked out the plaster-of-Paris plan that preceded the papier-mâché system, which has established stereotyping in its present position"' (Herbert).

Stereotype edition; 24mo (14 x 8.5 cm); red morocco bookplate to front pastedown, dated ownership inscription in pen to front free endpaper, a little spotting; contemporary red straight-grain morocco, upper and lower panels ruled in gilt, gilt spine, all edges gilt, a handsome copy.

Cf.Herbert 1670.
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The Holy Bible,

[KING JAMES VERSION].

Stock code: 110847

$647.00

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