29th Nov, 2023 10:00

Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 48

Breeches Bible.

Breeches Bible.-

The Bible: that is, the Holy Scriptures…, 2 parts in one, double column, woodcuts on G1v, H8r (map), L4r (map), Q3r-4, Q4r, Q6v, Ll4v, Nn3r, Nn4r, Nn5r, Aaa2v (map), lacking first 5 leaves, including main title, also Qq8, New Testament title with the heart-shaped border depicting the 12 apostles, the 12 Tribes of Israel and the 4 Evangelists present, colophon leaf, many leaves shaved at head with loss of headlines, A2, Oo8, Pp1, Qq3, Fff1 restored, some staining and dustsoiling, some tearing, in places affecting side notes, leaves age yellowed, a few marginalia in early hands, ownership’s inscription on Qq7v, armorial bookplate of Charles Tenison, [Herbert 247], Christopher Barker, 1599, [bound with] The Booke of Psalmes, [Sternhold & Hopkins], printed music, n.d., n.p., early calf boards, lower board restored, new spine, re-cased, later endpapers and pastedowns, 8vo; with report describing restoration and provenance of the volume (2)

Sold for £575

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