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  1. 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
  2. 3 vols, 8vo; 105 reproductions of woodcuts after Bernard Salomon; original green cloth gilt with original clear wrappers, a fine set.

    £150
  3. 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
 

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