The Holy Bible



[000159] [The Holy Bible]; D’Oyly, Rev. George and Mant, Rev. Richard, The Holy Bible, According to the Authorized Version; with Notes, Explanatory and Practical, The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Cambridge, 1830, Reprint, Good. Full Morocco, 4to. Three volumes complete – Volume One – ‘Genesis – Esther’, a-b4, c2, B-5T4, 5U3; Volume Two – ‘Job – Maccabees’, 5U4, 5X-11F4 and Volume Three – ‘Matthew – Revelation’, c2, 11G-15K4, A-P4.

Slightly later uniform full morocco by Robert Riviere, wide flat bands, spines in five panels, title lettered direct to second panel, subtitle to fourth with date to foot, remaining panels with leaf and volute corner pieces, covers with triple fillet outer border in gilt, with an inner frame made up of a blind triple fillet and volute roll, double fillet in gilt to edges and inner edges, primrose endpapers, a.e.g.

Spines faded, extremities rubbed, covers with some light white stains, minor discolouring, (have possibly been slightly damp at some stage?), and with impression marks to leather, small split to front outer joint of volume one, but holding well. Internally some light foxing, but generally fairly bright and clean. Previous owners armorial bookplate to front pastedown (John Brymer), with the same owners small ink stamp to titles.

First published in Oxford in 1817 (Herbert 1658), this is a later and probably cheaper edition issued without the plates