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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. CHARLES CALDWELL RYRIE

Bible in English [King James Version]
'THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTY’S SPECIAL COMMAND.' OXFORD: PRINTED BY T. WRIGHT AND W. GILL, PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY: AND SOLD BY R. BALDWIN, AND S. CROWDER, IN PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON; AND BY W. JACKSON, IN OXFORD, 1769
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
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186

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. CHARLES CALDWELL RYRIE

Bible in English [King James Version]
'THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTY’S SPECIAL COMMAND.' OXFORD: PRINTED BY T. WRIGHT AND W. GILL, PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY: AND SOLD BY R. BALDWIN, AND S. CROWDER, IN PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON; AND BY W. JACKSON, IN OXFORD, 1769
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
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Bible in English [King James Version]
'THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTY’S SPECIAL COMMAND.' OXFORD: PRINTED BY T. WRIGHT AND W. GILL, PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY: AND SOLD BY R. BALDWIN, AND S. CROWDER, IN PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON; AND BY W. JACKSON, IN OXFORD, 1769
4to (10 7/8 x 8 5/8 in.; 276 x 220 mm). Section-title for New Testament, titles within double-rule border and with woodcut printer's device; bound without index and tables, some very light browning. Contemporary London binding of red morocco gilt: covers richly decorated with rococo scrollwork incorporating flowers, birds and insects, with central green morocco oval inlay enclosing the Sacred Monogram, the whole surrounded by a gilt gloriole, spine richly gilt in six compartments, gilt dentelles and edges, marbled endpapers; tiny puncture to leather of upper cover, very slight wear to bottom corner of lower cover, otherwise a fine, fresh copy.
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Provenance

St. Andrew Ward Esq. of Hooton Pagnell (bookplate) — Lord Wardington (bookplate; Sotheby's London, 12 July 2006, lot 124)

Literature

Herbert 1196; ESTC T91970

Catalogue Note

The first printing of the Oxford "standard" edition in a fine contemporary binding; the quarto immediately preceded the folio edition of the same year (see following lot). Harry Carter's 'History of the Oxford University Press' praises both the scholarship and typography of the Bible, crediting editor Benjamin Blayney's careful collation of earlier editions for producing "a remarkably correct edition," which the pressmen made "very restful to the eye." 

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