The Holy Bible, Containing The Old Testament And The New: Newly Translated Out Of The Original Tongues, And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised. By His Majesty’s Special Command Appointed To Be Read In Churches..


Bound in early calf with blind stamped decorative borders, sometime rebacked in morocco with red morocco label, upper and lower page edges gilt decorated around three sides. Some griming of edges and occasional small edge tears with slight loss of text, a few early ink annotations. Early inscription on first free endpaper and another attached to front paste-down.





Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King's Excellent Majesty.London:,



Item Description

4to. in eights. 7.2 x 9.75 inches. [966] pp. A-Z8, Aa-Vv4; A-K8; A-O4; A-A4, B-E3. Illustrated with fifty-one leaves of plates, with four engravings per page = 204, plus additional illustrated title page and royal arms on main title page.


Authorised Version with separate title page for the New Testament:; John Baskett, Printer to the University. 1723 with a separate register. The Apocrypha also has a separate register as does the index and tables at the end, making a total of four registers.
There is a separate engraved title page (placed before the main title) for the plates: The Historical Part of the Holy Bible or the Old and New Testament Exactly and Compleatly Describ'd in above Two Hundred Historys Curiously Engraved by J. Cole From Designs of ye best Masters (Sold by Richard Ware, at the Bible & Sun Warwick lane at Amen Corner...).
This Bible is similar to Herbert 970 and E.S.T.C. T89252 but the New Testament is dated 1723 rather than 1719.
A good example of a Bible illustrated by contemporary engravings.

[Stock No. 19426]

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