Jun 14, 2016 - Sale 2419

Sale 2419 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 3,250
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Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(BIBLE.) The Old Testament [&] New Testament, Embellished with Engravings, from Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists. 7 volumes. 70 copper-engraved plates after paintings by English painters including Hamilton, Fuseli, Smirke, De Loutherbourg, Northcote, Stothard, and others. Large folio, 462x368 mm; 18 1/4x14 1/2 inches, 19th century straight-grained red morocco with central gold medallions with holy monogram, spine with 7 compartments and gilt-stamped raised bands, joints rubbed, a few with some mild restoration, overall moderate wear; all edges trimmed and gilt; scattered foxing, sometimes heavy, Vol. 7 with dampstaining to lower gutters of last 10 leaves, affects margins, list of subscribers in Vol. 1 (including The King, Queen, and Prince of Wales) and Dedication; bookplates of Edward Francis Searles, and with an ALS from Samuel Fisher, son of original subscriber T. Fisher, gifting the set, mounted to front endpaper. London: Printed for Thomas Macklin by Thomas Bensley, 1800...

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a sumptuous and beautifully illustrated bible known as the largest English Bible ever printed. Originally printed in 70 parts. Herbert 1441; Lowndes 192.