BIBLE IN ENGLISH (BISHOPS’ VERSION)
[The holie Bible. London: by Richarde Iugge, 1572]
4to (7 1/2 x 5 1.2 in.; 190 x 140 mm). Black letter, with some roman and italic, text in two columns, woodcut of Adam naming the animals (A1r), woodcut map of the Holy Land (Nnn5r), woodcut map of Paul's travels (K2r), New Testament title within woodcut border, woodcut initials; lacking 7 text leaves: lacks in OT [pi]1–2, ¶1, O1–2, 2B8, 2F10; some staining and marginal fraying (sometime with loss) throughout, a couple of worm-trails ocasionally touching a shoulder-note. Eighteenth-century blind-paneled sheep; very worn. Sold with all fault, not subject to return.
Second edition of the Bishops' Version, and the first in quarto format.
STC 2105; ESTC S121292; Herbert 126
Several early signatures and annotations including "William Cooke" (Nnn6v); "Stephen Bonde" (D6r)' "Richard Bond his book" (K3v); "John bond his booke" (N7v)
Condition as described in catalogue entry. Sold with all fault, not subject to return.
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