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Lot 155: The Holy Bible. Robert Barker, 1616

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
  • The Holy Bible.  Robert Barker, 1616
   
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Description: THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW. NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES…. London: Robert Barker, 1616. 13.25" x 8.5". [10 leaves]; [2], 34, [2] pages; 535 leaves. Includes "The Genealogies" by John Speed bound in after the preface. Period full calf boards sympathetically rebacked with spine ruled and lettered in gilt, corners renewed, some light scuffs to boards and front board with a couple of rings. Title verso and dedication leaf with early 18th c. manuscript notes by a former owner (regarding his family's genealogy) and similar manuscript notes to the blank verso of two other leaves (including NT title verso.) Approximately the first 15 leaves with some marginal chipping and fraying, other marginal chips/tears in various places throughout, approx. 6 leaves with lower margin cropped (no loss), some edge-toning and instances of shallow marginal water-stains, two leaves with holes (one removing several words and the other removing a few letters), map with 4" tear at fold, approximately 30 leaves with some mostly discreet repairs (some tissue repairs, some old paper repairs, some slight loss in a few instances), occasional soiling and early ink notations/markings in some places, light foxing in places and overall light to moderate age-toning. Good. ***************************************** The first small folio edition of the King James version of the Bible. With full-page engraving of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, double-page map, and 34 pages of engraved genealogies. [Herbert 349; STC 2245]

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