Apr 23, 2007 - Sale 2111

Sale 2111 - Lot 124

Price Realized: $ 10,800
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
THE BISHOPS' BIBLE (BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The.holie.Bible. Woodcut text illustrations and maps. [21] (of [26]), 128; 185, [1]; 204; 118; 153 (of 160) leaves (but with 4 of the preliminaries bound at end); lacks general title, 4 other preliminaries, and last 7 leaves (final 4 leaves of Revelation, 2-leaf table, and final blank). Black letter. Folio, 385x262 mm, 18th-century panelled reversed sheep, worn, covers detached. London: R. Jugge, 1568

Additional Details

first edition of the bishops' bible, "a revision of the Great Bible version, undertaken by Mathew Parker (1504-1575), Archbishop of Canterbury, with the assistance of many bishops and well-known Biblical scholars"--Herbert 125. Some light marginal dampstaining, mainly at beginning and end, preliminaries frayed with some text loss, clean tear in B1and Y1, the latter crudely repaired, corner off 5D4 affecting text.