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THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS by BIBLE IN ENGLISH. (BINDINGS - VICTORIAN) - 1838 - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST16098a)

THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

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THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

by BIBLE IN ENGLISH. (BINDINGS - VICTORIAN)

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Oxford: Printed at the University Press by Samuel Collingwood and Co, 1838. 137 x 79 mm. (5 1/2 x 3 1/4"). [528] leaves.
VERY PRETTY NAVY BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, covers with gilt-rule border, intricate cornerpieces of small floral and botanical tools, raised bands, spine compartments very densely gilt with floral tools and stippling, gilt titling, turn-ins with gilt floral cornerpieces, millefleurs silk fabric endleaves, all edges gilt. Front flyleaf with ink ownership inscription of Anne Robinson, dated 1839; front flyleaves with ink annotations and Bible verses in three different 19th century hands, laid-in note giving the chain of ownership in Anne Robinson's family for the next century. Half a dozen leaves with small, light brown spot, margins trimmed a bit close (but no loss), but A VERY FINE COPY, clean and fresh internally, IN A SPARKLING BINDING.

This charmingly bound little volume was the perfect book of Scripture for a Victorian lady, and was cherished by generations of her family. The very feminine floral binding suggests that it was bound as a gift for Anne Robinson, who used it (very gently) for her personal devotions--and no doubt as an attractive accessory to her Sunday church ensemble. The annotation of favorite passages offers insight into the owner's spiritual life, and the inlaid handwritten "chain of title" is testament to our volume's status as family heirloom. Robinson and her successors clearly treasured it, as it is little changed from the day it left the bindery. The condition is notably splendid here..

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
ST16098a
Title
THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS
Author
BIBLE IN ENGLISH. (BINDINGS - VICTORIAN)
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
Printed at the University Press by Samuel Collingwood and Co
Place of Publication
Oxford
Date Published
1838

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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material, but over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

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gilt
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fine
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morocco
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