Title Page reads: “The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and The New: Newly translated out of the Original Tongues. Thomas And Clarke. With the former Translations diligently conpar’d & revis’d By his Ma(ts) Special Command Appointed to be read in Churches London Printed by the Afsigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, deceas’d, Printers to the Queens most Excellent Majesty 1711.”
This is one of two volumes, the second being the New Testament. Herbert entry #912 mentions a two volume set for this year, although it’s not the right size. The 1905 Darlow & Moule entry #712 mentions this size, but it is only one volume. Both the Herbert and D&M say this is the version where the New Testament had a 1710 title page.
It is bound in original full dark red leather binding, with elaborate gold gilt decoration to both boards and spine, inner board edges, and the name ” Martha Dauies” on the front.
It is Red-Ruled: For a small percentage of Bibles, the borders and important parts of the text would be marked using a straightedge and red ink. Each page is outlined after printing, which was a very detail oriented and time consuming practice. Red-ruling makes the text stand out, easier to read, and was a practice used by the very wealthy of the time.
The size is approx. 8 inches tall, approx. 5 inches wide, and approx. 2 inches thick – Quarto.
It weighs approx. 2.25 pounds unpacked.
Condition: Back cover detached, Front cover nearly detached, spine split but not detached, corners are worn. Some browning, but most pages are clean, crisp, with nice margins.
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