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The Book of Common Prayer; The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New , Extra-illustrated.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
479
Sold for:
$5,228$4,250

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Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

The Book of Common Prayer; The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New, Extra-illustrated. London: by Charles Bill and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1696; with engravings from Thesaurus Sacrarum Historiarum Veteris Testamenti Elegantis Imaginibus Expressum. Antwerp: G. de Jode, 1585, Two folio volumes bound in full contemporary very dark green or black morocco, all leaves ruled in red throughout by hand, the text enhanced with the addition of approximately 474 full page and folding engraved images from the publication mentioned above and perhaps others, and six maps of the Holy Land printed by Joseph Moxon; both volumes tooled ornately in gold along spines and boards, a.e.g., some minor repairs to corners and endcaps, newer marbled endleaves, lacking endcap and endband at the foot of the first volume, 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (2)
Estimate $300-500

I: A6, B-M4, N2; [pi]2, A-Z6, Aa-Zz6 [vol. II begins at Rr2], Aaa-Kkk6, Lll4, a-n6, o2; A-R6, S5 (lacking final leaf S6, a table).
Illustrations: I: approximately 333 full page plates and 5 maps; II: approximately 141 full page plates and one folding map.


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Joseph Moxon, Thomas Newcomb, Charles Bill, Antwerp, London, Endcap, Packaging, Retailing

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