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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testament.

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1421
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testament. Amsterdam: Stephen Swart, 1672. Folio, King James translation with Geneva Bible notes, illustrated with added engraved title and six folding maps and plans, bound in full contemporary tanned leather over wooden boards with bosses, catches, and clasps, rebacked and restored, 15 x 9 in.
This rare (ESTC shows three copies worldwide) English-language Bible is one of only two printed in Amsterdam by Swart in the 1670s.
Estimate $700-900


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Keywords

James, Stephen Swart, Amsterdam, Bible translations into English, Book publishing, Folio, Geneva Bible, Literature, Publishing, Reformation in Switzerland, Scottish Reformation

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