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Bible, English
THE HOLY BIBLE. OXFORD: JOHN BASKETT, 1717-1716
Estimate
4,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
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425
Bible, English
THE HOLY BIBLE. OXFORD: JOHN BASKETT, 1717-1716
Estimate
4,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Bible, English
THE HOLY BIBLE. OXFORD: JOHN BASKETT, 1717-1716
large folio (499 x 302mm.), title and calendar printed in red and black, ruled in red throughout, engraved frontispiece by Du-Bose after J. Thornhill (depicting Moses inscribing the first words of Genesis), general engraved title by G. Vander Gucht (depicting view of Oxford), vignette title to the New Testament (depicting the Annunciation), engraved head- and tail-pieces and initials, streel engravings after Thornhill, Cheron, Laguere and others, CONTEMPORARY OXFORD BINDING IN BLACK MOROCCO GILT, covers panelled with corner-pieces with three hanging leaves, side-pieces amassed from fleurons, stars and circular tools, central lozenge with star at centre, spines in nine compartments elaborately gilt using various leafy, floral and other tools, corner-pieces, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, spine slightly torn at head, edge-wear to binding, hinges starting to crack, small piece torn from outer corner of title, some leaves spotted or browned (particularly New Testament), tear to D4 of Old Testament, some small holes to H1 (with slight loss of letters and to margins), soiling to G4v and H1 of New Testament, a few other minor tears to some leaves
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Provenance

William A. Foyle, red morocco Beeleigh Abbey book-label; the sale of his library at Christie's, 11 July 2000, lot 499

Literature

DMH 942A

Catalogue Note

"A magnificent edition, printed in large type" (DMH), in a handsome contemporary binding. This edition, which became known as the "Vinegar Bible" (from the misprint in the headline above Luke XX, "The parable of the vinegar [for "vineyard"]" on verso of [G]6) became widely admired for its beauty of type, impression and paper, and the richness of its decoration.

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