The Christian’s Complete Family Bible; 0r, Universal Library Of Divine Knowledge;.
Bound in original reversed calf with decorative panels on boards; spine in compartments with raised bands and contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Extremities worn and some water staining at front, including plate margins. Occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Family register of Medlicott of Hyssington, 1835-85 in manuscript on recto of New Testament frontispiece.
FOWLER'S FAMILY BIBLE OWNED MY MEDLICOTTS OF HYSSINGTON
Printed and published by John Fowler, and to be had of his agents in most of the large towns in Great Britain.,
Containing the whole of the sacred texts of the old and new testaments, with the apocrypha at large; illustrated with practical notes and observations from the most eminent divines. to which is added a general index. a chronological index of transactions from adam to the time of our blessed saviour. a full explanation of the proper names in the scriptures, with their signification. a geographical index of places mentioned in the holy scriptures. a short account of the apostles and their successors. a table of jewish months, weeks, days, etc. a table of scripture weights, measures, money, etc. and other necessary and important matters. the whole adorned with fifty-five superb embellishments, designed and executed by artists of the first estimation, solely for this work.
Folio. 10.75 x 17 inches. Unpaginated.  pp. Apocrypha has separate register, New Testament continues that of Old Testament. Apocrypha has separate half title and New Testament, separate title page. Text in double columns.
Illustrated by 55 engraved plates, including frontispiece, all inscribed Fowler's Family Bible. Decorated by tailpiece vignettes.
Large family bible printed and published by John Fowler of Ormskirk. It first appeared in 1807 and was reprinted again in 1810. It was owned by the Welsh border Medlicott family, of Hyssington, Powys. The ten numbered entries in the family register all record ' Christmas at Hyssington.' Entry no. 9 is for George Henry Hyssington (1847-1933).
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