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[SCOTTISH BINDINGS]. 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. [TOGETHER WITH]: Psalms (Edinburgh: Alexander Kincaid, 1763) by  English - 1767] [Bible - 1767 - from Michael Laird Rare Books LLC (SKU: 3087)

[SCOTTISH BINDINGS]. 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. [TOGETHER WITH]: Psalms (Edinburgh: Alexander Kincaid, 1763)

[SCOTTISH BINDINGS]. 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. [TOGETHER WITH]: Psalms (Edinburgh: Alexander Kincaid, 1763)

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Cambridge: John Archdeacon, 1767. Two vols. (6.75 x 4.25"). Contemporary Scottish black morocco, spine in six compartments, red morocco lettering pieces in the second, others with gilt saltire with small flowers, covers framed with distinctive interlocking tool impressed individually. Red and black PRINTED book labels of Elisabeth Hall (dated 1769) pasted onto "Dutch gilt" endpapers. Some (modern?) glue is visible in the inner hinge of the lower cover of vol. 2. Two original binder's blanks at the front and back of both volumes. Suitable for exhibition and study. This well preserved set of Scottish bindings is further distinguished by FOUR copy-specific letterpress bookplates, printed in red and black (no doubt in Scotland) which reads in full: "Elisabeth Hall, Her Bible. 20th June. M,DCC,LXIX." Concerning this printed bookplate, it would appear that the present volumes contain the only known impressions of it, thereby meriting inclusion in ESTC and elsewhere. The tools on the front cover of the bindings have not been matched with published examples, but the spine treatment and endpapers are decidedly Scottish. That the Psalms were printed in Edinburgh (Alexander Kincaid, 1763) leads us to the conclusion that the present bindings are not only Scottish, but that the original owner of them, Elisabeth Hall, was certainly Scottish herself. John Archdeacon's 1767 Cambridge Bible is not in the National Library of Scotland. Unsurprisingly, NLS has four copies of Alexander Kincaid's 1763 Psalms, two of which are in the Bindings Collection: Bdg.s.807(2) and Bdg.s.100(2).

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Michael Laird Rare Books LLC US (US)
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3087
Title
[SCOTTISH BINDINGS]. 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. [TOGETHER WITH]: Psalms (Edinburgh: Alexander Kincaid, 1763)
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[Bible, English - 1767]
Book condition
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Publisher
John Archdeacon
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Date published
1767

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Welcome to Michael Laird Rare Books, LLC. We specialize in fine and rare books, manuscripts, documents, ephemera, fine and historic bookbindings, and illustrated books of every description. Michael Laird is a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America), ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers), and the Appraisers Association of America (USPAP compliant, and AAA certified in the appraisal of Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books). Michael Laird earned his masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1989) and has more twenty years experience in the antiquarian booktrade. He is the principal Rare Book and Document appraiser at Winston Art Group (New York) and Gurr Johns (New York). Since 2002 he has taught advanced graduate level courses in Rare Books and Special Collections, most recently at the University of Texas at Austin (School of Information).We invite you to browse through a selection of our inventory: we strive to present the greatest historic detail and bibliographic accuracy, even for lesser priced - but no less interesting - items.We are happy to provide further images of any item: please inquire.Order with confidence: we select every item with great care and discernment; moreover, we examine every page of every book. We are always interested in purchasing fine and rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera; please inquire. We very much appreciate your interest in our work, and your patronage. Thank you!

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gilt
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