Book Description

Here is a special Cambridge Field’s Bible from 1666 bound in a beautiful contemporary English binding with floral and leaf decorations and intact silver clasps. The Bible contains contemporary ownership inscriptions, including a lovely book plate from John and Mary Tiler on their marriage day - 18th September 1696 - and a full page inscription of female ownership: “Mary Tiler Her Bible 1700”. Alongside this, there are several pages of inscriptions giving a comprehensive ownership journey of the Bible from its purchase until the late 19th Century. As well as containing the Holy Bible, this copy contains the Apocrypha, the New Testament, The Book of Common Prayer, The Index Biblicus and The Whole Book of Psalms. The book is complete and in good condition with contemporary marbled end papers and all silver clasps and corners intact. It has been rebacked at some stage and there is some minor wear to the binding. There is some wear and marks to the pages consistent with usage over time. There is some water damage to the first quarter of the text leaves in the upper parts Full collation (complete): [3] The Book of Common Prayer 1666, 33, The Holy Bible 1668, 172, Apocrypha, 36, The New Testament 1666, 52, Index Biblicus 1668, 107, The Whole Book of Psalmes 1666, 29, 4, [5]. Size 23 x 18cm approx. (Quarto)
Author God
Date 1666
Binding Contemporary tooled binding
Publisher John Field
Condition Some water staining to text block. Crudely rebacked.

Price: £2000.00

Offered by De Bry Rare Books

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