The Holy Bible



[000155] [Holy Bible], The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. John Reeves, London, 1802, First Thus. Good. Half Calf and Cloth, 8vo.

Nine volumes complete – Volume One – Genesis to Numbers, [2], xxii, [480]; Volume Two – Deuteronomy to II Samuel, [402]; Volume Three – Kings to Esther, [412]; Volume Four – Job to Psalms, [374]; Volume Five – Proverbs to Jeremiah, [460]; Volume Six – Ezekiel to Malachi, [400]; Volume Seven – Esdras to Maccabees, [434]; Volume Eight – Matthew to Acts, [404]; and Volume Nine – Romans to Revelations, [462].

Half-calf and cloth, flat raised bands with spine in five panels, gilt title to second panel, volume number to fourth, with gilt floral lozenge centre piece to remaining panels, all panels bordered with gilt double fillet with small corner pieces.

Spines slightly faded, rubbed to extremities, cloth is faded (old damp?) to fore-edges. Internally sporadic light foxing and occasional light dust-staining, but generally fairly clean, a few small nicks to page edges, many creases from where the corners have been folded over.

Herbert 1458.

Bound by John Spreat of Exeter, with his ticket to front pastedown of volume one. See Ramsden, Bookbinders of the UK (Outside London), page 154, no example in Spawn and Kinsella’s Ticketed Bookbindings from Nineteenth-Century Britain