The English Version Of The Polyglott Bible;




Samuel Bagster and Sons, Paternoster Row; at the Warehouse for Bibles, New Testaments, Prayer Books, Psalters, and Concordances, in Ancient and Modern Languages.




[n.d., c.1840?]


Containing the old and new testaments with a copious and original selection of references to parallel and illustrative passages, exhibited in a manner hitherto unattempted: and the matter of each page agreeing with two editions of the hebrew scriptures, and also with the greek, the latin, the french, the german, the italian, the spanish and the portuguese version / the english version of the new testament of our lord and saviour jesus christ...bound with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. by the rev. isaac watts, d.d. (london: ward and co., 27, paternoster row; and jackson and walford, st. paul's churchyard [n.d. but c.1840]...bound with the congregational hymn book: a supplement to dr. watts's psalms and hymns. compiled by direction of the congregational union of england and wales. revised edition (london: published for the congregational union by jackson and walford, st. paul's churchyard, edited by josiah conder (1836). half titles: the holy bible / the new testament adapted to interleave with various languages

Item Description

TWO VOLUMES. Small 8vo. 3.75 x 5.5 inches. Old Testament, [2] + vi + [ii] + 585 + [1] pp.; New Testament, [4] + 187 + [1] pp.; Psalms, Hymns, [iv] + 208 + [1] pp.; The Congregational Hymn Book, vii + [i] + 135 + [1] pp. Bound in black morocco, gilt, with spines in compartments with raised bands and fitted with brass clasps. All edges gilt. Two fore edge paintings by Margaret Costa, derived from designs by William Blake. In black morocco purpose made slipcase with two compartments and folding flap. A fine set. Signatures of Lorna Yvonne Lidstone on second free endpapers. Illustrated by 8 hand coloured maps, including one double page. Decorated by half title and by 2 title page vignettes, Handsomely bound two volume Bible with fine fore edge paintings in an elegant slipcase. Samuel Bagster's Biblia Polyglotta was first published in 1816 as a series of Bibles in various languages. This edition is similar to that recorded by the British Library for 1831, but has two additional Congregational hymn books bound with it, one of which is dated 1836 and edited by Josiah Conder (1789-1855). Congregational editor, hymn and travel writer. These were originally compiled by the famous Congregationalist hymn writer, Isaac Watts (1674-1748). The preface is signed by Thomas Chevalier (1767-1824), a surgeon of Huguenot descent. The maps are by William Hughes (1818-76), geographer and cartographer. (Herbert 1628).

[Stock No. 26822]

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