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  1. Limited editions, The Bible: one of 1000 unnumbered copies on Japon vellum, The Apocrypha: number 815 of 1250 copies; folio, 5 vols; copper engraved pictorial titles, head and tailpieces by Stephen Gooden, tissue guards, slight toning to leaves, faint spotting to endpapers; original decorated boards, elaborately gilt, slight bumping to corners and spine ends, Apocrypha front cover slightly soiled, New Testament spine slightly soiled, otherwise a very good set.

    £450
  2. 2 works in one vol., folio (27.8 x 19.5 cm); woodcut devices to titles of The Bible, some restoration to inner margin of general title, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, numerous woodcut illustrations in text, double-page woodcut plan depicting the temple at Jerusalem, double-page woodcut map of the Holy Land; title of Psalmes within architectural woodcut border, musical notation in text; text in double-column, rubricated throughout, occasional closed tears to lower margin, scattered light foxing and soiling, 17th century ink family notes to endpapers; near-contemporary full black morocco gilt, fillet and roll borders, central device with ornamental thistles, spine with 5 raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt, neatly rebacked, retaining original backstrip, some light rubbing, all edges gilt; [6], 366, 84, [2], 115, [11]; [7], 35, 35-92, [2]pp.

    £18,500
  3. 4to, 22.3 x 16.5 cm, 4, 190, 127, 121, 11 leaves; bound without the apocrypha but with both illustrated title pages (dated 1610), colophon dated 1611, 4 maps (Garden of Eden, Exodus, the Promised Land in OT, the Holy Land in the NT, a few woodcuts in the text, small defect to first leaf of 'To the Christian Reader' affecting a few letters, small burn mark to leaves 78-81 of Old Testament in the inner largely blank margin but affecting some notes, large corners torn from leaves 160 & 161 with loss of text, short tear to blank foot of leaf 190 Old Testament not affecting text, small corner torn from leaf 76 New Testament with loss of text and a larger corner from leaf 90, short tear to final leaf of table at end, a little light soiling and old staining commensurate with age, a defective copy of Sternhold and Hopkins' Booke of Psalmes, 1610, bound in nineteenth century half calf, quite worn at spine extremities, rubbed, lacks label, a good example of a pre-King James Bible.

    £1,250
  4. 2 vols bound in 4. Folio (41.4 x 26.8 cm.), two title-pages, text in two columns, ruled in red, two printed title-pages, extra-illustrated with 213 engraved plates (29 double-page), marbled endpapers, some minor marginal staining to some plates, bookplates; bound in contemporary navy morocco gilt with the arms of the second duke of Newcastle, all edges gilt, the border beautifully decorated with an elaborate gilt design , spines also gilt in compartments, gilt edges, bindings slightly faded, extremities very slightly rubbed; otherwise an excellent copy.

    £15,000
  5. Third edition. Folio (46 x 30 cm), [12], 49[i.e.52], 293, [1]; 103, [1] pp., engraved frontispiece, title printed in red and black, 5 engraved maps, 259 engraved plates on 130 sheets, printed verso and recto, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked preserving old label, edges and corners repaired, a handsome copy.

    £2,500
  6. Limited editions, the Apocrypha number 1024 of 1250, the others one of 1,000 unnumbered copies; 5 vols; copper engraved pictorial titles, head and tailpieces by Stephen Gooden, tissue guards, faint spotting to endpapers, otherwise fine; publisher's decorated boards, faint spotting to upper cover (vol. III only), slight bumping to corners and spine extremities, toned, otherwise very good.

    £450
 

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